Roiling Cosmic Brew
A star nursery resembles "a roiling cauldron of some exotic cosmic brew" in a Hubble Space Telescope picture released July 13 by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), according to the ESA website.
(See "Star 'Jewel Box' Spotted by Hubble.")
Huge clouds of gas and dust are sprinkled with bright blue, hot, young stars in the "stunning," supersharp image of the of the star-forming region NGC 2467.
Fierce ultraviolet radiation released by the young stars is responsible for the region's colorful glow.
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