NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Photographs a Cosmic Lightsaber

By: | December 23rd, 2015

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NASA seems to be jumping on the Star Wars bandwagon, recently writing a blog post stating, “Just in time for the release of the movie Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has photographed what looks like a cosmic, double-bladed lightsaber.”

While some of the images of the cosmic lightsaber are obscured by a “dark, Jedi-like cloak of dust,” you can make out a section of the Orion B molecular cloud complex.

The YouTube description:

This sequence combines a two-dimensional zoom and a three-dimensional flight to explore the Hubble Space Telescope’s striking image of the Herbig-Haro object known as HH 24.

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