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An infrared image of the Rosette Nebula shows super-hot O stars (blue dots inside spheres) amid a torrent of gas and dust (green and red). This star-forming nebula, which lies 5,000 light-years away in the constellation Monoceros, is named for its rosebud-like shape when seen using only optical light.


Another Christmas-themed astronomy pictures. May thanks to National Geographic for posting and to yesastronomyyes for pointing us to the picture!

Another Christmas-themed astronomy pictures. May thanks to National Geographic for posting and to yesastronomyyes for pointing us to the picture!