More than a million stars are forming in a mysterious dusty gas cloud in a nearby galaxy
More than a million young stars are forming in a hot, dusty cloud of molecular gases in a tiny galaxy near our own, an international team of astronomers has discovered.
The Hubble telescope has spied a giant celestial 'eye', known as planetary nebula NGC 6751. Glowing in the constellation Aquila, the nebula is a cloud of gas ejected several thousand years ago from the hot star visible in its center.
Quintuplet Cluster: located in the Arches Cluster about 100 ly from the center of our galaxy. Discovered in 1990, revealed by infrared, as in the image above. This cluster is home to the Pistol Star, one of the most luminous stars in the Milky Way. More info>>