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Hubble Sees Galaxy Shaped Like Video Game Character

ByTim De ChantNOVA NextNOVA Next

Phil Plait, writing at Bad Astronomy:

Well, that’s it. Now I’ve seen everything.

Hubble has spotted a galaxy shaped like one of the aliens from the game “Space Invaders”.

I have to admit, it’s a good resemblance. I love how the galaxy itself looks more sinister than the 8-bit game character. If I had been in charge of this Hubble observation, I probably would’ve wet myself laughing.

But this is more than just a geek gaming icon. There’s real science here, and it’s very cool.

Follow the link above to see the image and Plait’s great explanation of the amazing science behind it.