You might be used to your friends and family doing it, drunken strangers in the street and even pet cats and dogs are guilty of it, but photobombing has now gone universal, quite literally.
The Hubble Space Telescope has been orbiting the Earth at about 17000 MPH for close to 2 decades. It’s traveled an accumulative distance of over 4 billion miles, produced over 140 terabytes of data and has captured images of parts of the universe that are over 13 billion light years away.
It spends it’s time in a low Earth orbit documenting stars, planets & distant galaxies by taking high resolution photographs, using its 2.4 meter wide mirror.
During some of these long optical exposures, the hubble has captured some cheeky asteroids that also want to be part of the action.
This image shows a galaxy cluster called, ‘Abell 370’, the strange curved lines are actually astreoids causing an effect known as the parallax effect which becomes visible when numerous images are combined to form larger, or clearer resolution photos for scientists to study.
The picture was taken using visible and infrared light. This particular visual displays the plane of our very own solar system, and beyond.