Infant stars are glowing gloriously in this image of the Serpens star-forming region, captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The reddish-pink dots are baby stars deeply embedded in the cosmic cloud of gas and dust that collapsed to create it.
The arrangement of the spiral arms in the galaxy Messier 63 recall the pattern at the centre of a sunflower. So the nickname for this cosmic object- the Sunflower Galaxy- is no coincidence; ESA-Hubble & NASA x -- OPENPICS.
NASA Telescope Spots Cosmic Rose in Deep Space ~~ Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA ~~ This infrared image from NASA's WISE space telescope shows a cosmic rosebud blossoming with new stars, including the Berkeley 59 cluster and a supernova remnant.
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