Nearby Star Factory: Infrared Images of a Churning Region of Star Birth
In celebration of the 24th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers captured infrared-light images of a churning region of star birth 6,400 light-years away.
This colorful Hubble Space Telescope mosaic of a small portion of the Monkey Head Nebula unveils a collection of carved knots of gas and dust silhouetted against glowing gas. The cloud is sculpted by ultraviolet light eating into the cool hydrogen gas.
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