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New images of huge filamentary structures of gas and dust from the Herschel space observatory reveal how matter is distributed across our Milky Way galaxy. Long and flimsy threads emerge from a twisted mix of material, taking on complex shapes.

This image shows a filament called G49, which contains 80,000 suns’ worth of mass. This huge but slender structure of gas and dust extends about 280 light-years in length, while its diameter is only about 5 light-years across. In the densest and coolest clumps, the seeds of new generations of stars are taking shape. A brighter clump of matter is visible at the left tip of the wispy thread. This filament is about 18,000 light-years away. The image is oriented with northeast toward the left of the image and southwest toward the right.

Image credit: ESA/Herschel/PACS/SPIRE/Ke Wang et al. 2015

#nasa #esa #herschel #space #galaxy #milkyway science



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devin.elizabethh 16.01.2020 - 19:43

#galaxyforaysia

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masom.87 16.01.2020 - 19:43

@maede174

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zarifeduran 16.01.2020 - 19:43

@harika

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perlita_8 16.01.2020 - 19:43

@avag10 if you don’t follow @nasa yet, you should. 😊

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_namelessheli 16.01.2020 - 19:43

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cecilia.barnes 16.01.2020 - 19:43

how is gas heavier than the sun. this is so wild @mattschantz7

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prescottkij 16.01.2020 - 19:43

@e_schwartz14 omg looks so familiar

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dmtino 16.01.2020 - 19:43

@bobbypizzo

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kernorth 16.01.2020 - 19:43

LUV IT!!!!!!

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ianxrichards 16.01.2020 - 19:43

@aminasalibasic my love for you is more expansive than the stars in the universe.

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@iansr24 you’re so cute :’)

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wowowow you!!! @elizablomfield

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a.h.g2003 16.01.2020 - 19:43

А ведь как напоминает природный камень

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gorettifernandesfernandes 16.01.2020 - 19:43

Amazing :'(

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bian_daisner 16.01.2020 - 19:43

Very impressionant!!

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@realdonnytrumpy 😩😩😩😩

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thesecretgate 16.01.2020 - 19:43

awesome

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