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Space Tornadoes, Baby Stars, and Ancient Galaxies

Space Tornado

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Space Tornado

Gas and dust swirl rapidly before collapsing inward to form a new star. Jets of material from the new star generate shock waves through the surrounding gases and dust, forming this "tornado" nebula.