Galaxy shaped like Darth Vader’s TIE fighter discovered

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(CNN) – If you’re into stars and Star Wars, get ready to be super happy.

The image is seen literally from a galaxy far far away. Actually the image is a galaxy, one that bears a striking resemblance to Darth Vader’s TIE fighter space ship.

Unlike Star Wars though, the galaxy has a really long, boring name. It’s called TXS 0128+554.

Astronomers mapped it using a globe-spanning network of radio antennas called the “very long baseline array.”

The colors correspond to the intensity of the radio signals emitting from different parts of the galaxy.

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April 29 2021 12:00 am

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