This schlieren image of a T-38C was captured using the patent-pending BOSCO technique. This schlieren image of T-38C shock waves was captured using the sun’s edge as a light source and then processed using NASA-developed code.
#PencilNebula | This shock wave plows through space at over 500,000 kilometers per hour. Moving toward to bottom of this beautifully detailed color composite, the thin, braided filaments are actually long ripples in a sheet of glowing gas seen almost edge on. About 5 light-years long and a mere 800 light-years away, the Pencil Nebula is only a small part of the #VelaSupernovaRemnant.