Thursday, March 16, 2006

Double Helix Nebula

To quote a friend who emailed me this article,
A double-helix-shaped nebula. Pretty cool.

Yeah, pretty cool. I have never seen anything like it. Better yet, astronomers haven't, either. The image is published in the current edition of Nature. The lead author of the article is UCLA's Mark Morris, who suggests that the strands were twisted by magnetic fields.

That's pretty amazing. Had to share.


  • thank you for sharing this; I caught a mention of it somewhere but was busy with other matters. Rather amazing.

    By Blogger jarvenpa, at 4:07 AM  

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