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Giant "Twisters" in the Lagoon Nebula

Giant "Twisters" in the Lagoon Nebula

Depicts: M8, NGC 6523, The Lagoon Nebula, Herschel 36
Copyright: A. Caulet (ST-ECF, ESA) and NASA

This Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image reveals a pair of one-half light-year long interstellar "twisters" -- eerie funnels and twisted-rope structures (upper left) -- in the heart of the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8) which lies 5,000 light-years away in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
22-May-2024 05:09 UT

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