Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Photo of the Day: Stars Adorn Orion's Sword

This image for NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope focuses on an active stellar nursery near the sword in the constellation Orion.  Thousands of young stars and developing protostars are imaged here. Many will turn out like our sun. Some are even more massive. These massive stars light up the Orion nebula, which is seen here as the bright region near the center of the image.

NASA - Stars Adorn Orion's Sword

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech