Updated: May 6, 2021 4:27:02 pm
Joining in on the celebrations of Star Wars Day, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently shared an image of a celestial ‘lightsaber’, which is now leaving netizens in awe. NASA’s Hubble space telescope on May 4 shared an image of a Herbig–Haro (HH) object called HH 24 which lies about 1,500 light-years distant in the Orion B molecular cloud complex, a NASA blog post said.
HH objects are bright patches of nebulosity associated with newborn stars.
“#MayThe4thBeWithYou! Hubble captured this view of a celestial “lightsaber” that’s called HH 24. But it’s not in a galaxy far, far away – it’s in our own Milky Way Galaxy, at a distance of about 1,350 light-years,” Hubble wrote on its Twitter page while sharing the image.
Check it out here:
#MayThe4thBeWithYou! Hubble captured this view of a celestial “lightsaber” that’s called HH 24. But it’s not in a galaxy far, far away – it’s in our own Milky Way Galaxy, at a distance of about 1,350 light-years.
— Hubble (@NASAHubble) May 4, 2021
For the uninitiated, a lightsaber is a type of sword whose blade is in the form of a powerful light beam or laser and are used by Jedi Knights in the ‘Star Wars’ films.
Take a look at some of the reactions here:
— come at me , ill wait (@tv_wgt) May 4, 2021
This is so wonderful!!
— Dhiraj Bagul (@baguldhiraj02) May 4, 2021
Its just around the corner then 😍
— Elian Sarkissian (@ElianSarkissian) May 4, 2021
That’s really spectacular 😀
— KelBel (@Kelly77483137) May 4, 2021
— Čhakradhar (@Chakradhar_SP) May 5, 2021
Beautiful. That’s close
— Mary Ann Honeycutt (@MaryAnnHoneycu3) May 5, 2021
Can anyone like send me there
— Ty (@runyt567) May 4, 2021
Beautiful! It reminds me of 70’s sci fi art!😍💙
— WE CAN DO BETTER💙💕 (@mythos1014) May 4, 2021
Star Wars Day is an informal commemorative day observed annually on May 4 to celebrate George Lucas’ ‘Star Wars’ media franchise.
The date originated from the pun “May the Fourth be with you”, a variant of the popular Star Wars catchphrase “May the Force be with you”.’
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