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Picture of the Day - Giant 'Twisters' in the Lagoon Nebula

Published by Matt on Fri May 21, 2010 1:01 pm via: Hubble ESA
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This Hubble Space Telescope (HST) 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.

Giant 'Twisters' in the Lagoon Nebula. Credit: A. Caulet (ST-ECF, ESA) and NASA

Giant 'Twisters' in the Lagoon Nebula. Credit: A. Caulet (ST-ECF, ESA) and NASA

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