NASA have released a new photograph detailing the colourful beauty of the nebula in deep space but many can only see a giant monster in the image.
The incredible detail of the nebula, which is a huge cloud of dust and gas, is shown in the image but most are reminded of the ionic Japanese monster Godzilla.
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, which was launched back in 2003, captured the image before it was retired and it was actually an astronomer who spotted monster-like shape.
The Godzilla-like nebula is located is in the constellation of Sagittarius, which is along the plane of the Milky Way.
This image was processed by Caltech astronomer Robert Hurt, who is responsible for looking after public images created from Spitzer data.
“I wasn’t looking for monsters,” said Hurt, who is not the only person at NASA to see something in the stars.
“I just happened to glance at a region of sky that I’ve browsed many times before, but I’d never zoomed in on.
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"Sometimes if you just crop an area differently, it brings out something that you didn’t see before. It was the eyes and mouth that roared ‘Godzilla’ to me.”
Through the Spitzer archives, a number of other scientists have spotted objects in images of space.
Scientists have spotted a black widow spider, a Jack-o-Lantern, a snake, an exposed human brain, and even the Starship Enterprise.
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The archive is managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California following the Spitzer spacecraft being retired in January 2020.
However, scientists continue to trawl through its vast library of images for new information and data, as well as engaging images.
Hurt said: “It’s one of the ways that we want people to connect with the incredible work that Spitzer did.
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“I look for compelling areas that can really tell a story. Sometimes it’s a story about how stars and planets form, and sometimes it’s about a giant monster rampaging through Tokyo.”
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is also asking for people to come and draw what they see on a selection of images from the Spitzer archive with a web app.
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