This helmet-shaped cosmic cloud with wing-like appendages is popularly called Thor’s Helmet.
Spaceship or cloud?
Interacting galaxies are understood to be common – in fact, repeated galaxy encounters can ultimately result in a merger of one single galaxy.
This recently released image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows long filaments of dust and gas appearing to circle a supermassive black hole.
A triple star system is forming within the dusty disk some 750 light years away in the Perseus molecular cloud.
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