Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A good one from HST

This Hubble Space Telescope (HST) [WFPC2] image reveals a pair of one-half light-year long interstellar 'twisters' - eerie funnels and twisted-rope structures - in the heart of the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8) which lies 5,000 light-years away in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius. Credit: A. Caulet (ST-ECF, ESA) and NASA
Source: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9638b/