Cosmic Tornado

hh49_spitzer_c29
[Image: It's an interstellar Kansas, where cosmic tornadoes form. "Light-years in length," this is a jet of energy and molecular excitation "associated with the formation of young stars" – though "the exact cause of the spiraling structures apparent in this case is still mysterious." Thanks, Jason!].

(Earlier: Struck by loops).

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3 Comments:

Blogger My Alter Ego said...

The link is broken.

October 16, 2006 4:08 PM  
Blogger Geoff Manaugh said...

Fixed it - thanks!

October 16, 2006 4:27 PM  
Blogger Octopus Grigori said...

I think the exact cause of the universe itself is still mysterious.

October 17, 2006 5:55 PM  

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