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Waterfall Nebula Spills out the Heavens

This unusual nebula, officially and rather dully named HH-222, stretches across ten light years of space. What caused its shape to form? NASA officials say, “One hypothesis is that the gas filament results from the wind from a young star impacting a nearby molecular cloud.”

Link | Photo: Zoltan G. Levay, NASA

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October 24th, 2011

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