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Image description: NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope revealed an object that looks like a giant tornado in space. The structure actually results from shock waves where a powerful protostellar jet hits neighboring gas and dust.
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Photo by NASA / JPL-Caltech / J. Bally (University of Colorado)

Image description: NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope revealed an object that looks like a giant tornado in space. The structure actually results from shock waves where a powerful protostellar jet hits neighboring gas and dust.

Find more images from the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Photo by NASA / JPL-Caltech / J. Bally (University of Colorado)