The force appears to be awakening in our galaxy.
A NASA telescope has spotted what the agency says looks like “a cosmic, double-bladed lightsaber.”
What we’re looking at is actually a newborn star that’s shooting out twin jets of superheated gas that escapes along the star’s spin axis. “Intertwined by magnetic fields, the bipolar jets blast into space at over 100,000 mph,” NASA reported.
This is not, however, in a galaxy far, far away, but rather inside our home galaxy, the Milky Way. “It’s inside a turbulent birthing ground for new stars known as the Orion B molecular cloud complex, located 1,350 light-years away,” NASA said.
The image was photographed by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, which is in orbit around the Earth.
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