posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:55 PM
m going to guess
this is an example of a lense in space
it is focusing in an object that itself is in a binary motion with something much more massive but "off center"
to our angle of incidence
the spiral itself is a binary unit with a much larger binary companion (hidden) inside a gravatational lense
think gravatational microscope increasing the size and perspective of the smaller binary (spiral)
and the binary partner is "hidden" in the lense because of the angle we are observing the lens
there is a very bright object in the foreground of the picture
the same but smaller object is also in the backround
indicating a lensed image
the object itself is not masive enough to create the lens (guess)
so IMHO there is a binary companion "hidden" in the lense that illuminates the image in the infra red
the larger binary object is stripping the smaller binary spiral of gas creating the spiral shape
and the stripped gas is involved with star formation giving off the infrared signature.
a binary spiral losing gas to a bigger binary mass that is hidden in the lense
a picture of "gravatational microscoping" (a theory of mine)
the F0 and f1 are focal points.
the object at F1 is magnafied and the binary partner is in the Z area "hidden" from our angle of incidence