Scientists Have Spotted A Mysterious Light-bending Phenomenon In The Darkest Reaches Of Outer Space

The above image, captured by NASA’s Hubble telescope in April 2018, almost resembles the deep sea in microcosm – a vast, black canvas peppered with plankton-like spirals and ellipses. In fact, the picture shows a small segment of the universe in macrocosm: a sprawl of light-emitting galaxies, each one home to billions of suns and exoplanets. Indeed, the vastness of space is incomprehensible, but what captures the attention of NASA scientists is the curious halo encircling part of the picture.