"[Our philosopher] asserted that he knew the whole secret...[H]e surveyed the two celestial strangers from top to toe, and mantained to their faces that their persons, their worlds, their suns and their stars, were created solely for the use of man. At this assertion our two travelers let themselves fall against each other, seized with a fit of...inextinguishable laughter"
-- Voltaire (1752)
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Image of the Day: Ghostly Nebula Reveal Mysteries of Star Systems in Milky Way’s Central Bulge | The Daily Galaxy
"The alignment we’re seeing for these bipolar nebulae indicates something bizarre about star systems within the central bulge," explains Bryan Rees of the University of Manchester. "For them to line up in the way we see, the star systems that formed these nebulae would have to be rotating perpendicular to the interstellar clouds from which they formed, which is very strange."
Nebulae closer to home do not line up in the same orderly way, these fields would have to have been many times stronger than they are in our present-day neighborhood.
Second Image Source: [Space.com]