The Daily Galaxy reports:
None of the world’s experts no what the strange spiral structure on the left is. Why the spiral glows is itself a mystery, with a leading hypothesis being illumination by light reflected from nearby stars.
I’ll wager a guess.
It is a brown dwarf planet. It is a gas giant, just like Saturn. It is orbiting the bright star in the picture, inside of the star’s heliosphere, which is why it is not glowing itself. It is instead reflecting the light off of the nearby star.
Plasma cosmology states that all star systems are powered externally by currents of electricity flowing through the interstellar plasma medium. We know these currents must exist because our radio telescopes can detect the magnetic currents that accompany them.
Dr. Donald Scott gives a presentation on plasma cosmology at the NASA Goddard Space Center:
For a layman’s tutorial on plasma cosmology, watch this video.