This Sultry Photo Of Star-Birthing Regions In Space Will Get You All Fired Up

August 20, 2014 8:27 PM

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This Sultry Photo Of Star-Birthing Regions In Space Will Get You All Fired Up

A star cluster and a nebula in the Southern Milky Way take center stage in a spectacular new image from the La Silla Observatory in Chile. The eye-popping photo, released today by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), shows the star-forming regions in sultry red.

Known by astronomers as NGC 3603, the star cluster (left) is known for having the highest concentration of massive stars that have been discovered in our galaxy, according to a written statement released by the observatory. As ultraviolet radiation is released by the young stars, it interacts with h...

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