The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) captured images showing masses of stars and gases colliding together and creating what looks like a pair of eyes. Only a few of these types of curved eyelid formations exist (that we know of). Researchers published their findings in the Astrophysical Journal. M. Kaufman; B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF); ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO); NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope
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