The striking picture, taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, reveals an eclectic mix of embryonic stars living in the tattered neighborhood of one of the most famous massive stars in our Milky Way galaxy, Eta Carinae. Astronomers say that radiation and winds from Eta Carinae and its massive siblings ripped apart the surrounding cloud of gas and dust, shocking the new stars into being.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/N. Smith (Univ. of Colorado at Boulder)
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