A Cosmic Pretzel


The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has obtained an extremely high-resolution image showing two disks in which young stars are growing, fed by a complex pretzel-shaped filaments of gas and dust. The two baby stars which will likely wind up as a binary system were found in the [BHB2007] 11 system which is part of the clouds of interstellar dust called the Pipe Nebula.

Image Credit: ESO