Generations of stars can be seen in this infrared portrait from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. In this wispy star-forming region, called W5, the oldest stars can be seen as blue dots in the centers of the two hollow cavities (other blue dots are background and foreground stars not associated with the region).
Younger stars line the rims of the cavities, and some can be seen as pink dots at the tips of the elephant-trunk-like pillars. The white knotty areas are where the youngest stars are forming. Red shows heated dust that pervades the region’s cavities, while green highlights dense clouds.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian
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I watched this last night. Weiiiird
YOLO of the Day
Leah Gayle Shipman, a 42-year-old school teacher from North Carolina, has successfully dodged a prison sentence for having sex with an underage student by divorcing her husband and marrying the student. Shipman was initially facing 15 years in prison on charges of statutory rape.