Real life "Star Wars"? Hubble spots "lightsaber" in space

December 18, 2015 3:21 PM

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Real life "Star Wars"? Hubble spots "lightsaber" in space

It may look like something out of a Hollywood special effects studio, but this image resembling a "lightsaber" slashing through space is for real. In a press release loaded with "Star Wars" puns, NASA said this photo from the Hubble Space Telescope was taken not in a "galaxy far, far away," but here in our own Milky Way.

It shows superheated jets shooting outwards from the birth of a star in the Orion B molecular cloud complex, some 1,350 light-years from Earth.

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