Sunday, October 26, 2008


Massive stars in Open Cluster Pismis ~ toward the bottom of this image, diapered in clouds of hot gas, infant stars are still forming, including several that seem to be breaking away from the nursery!

Photo: NASA, ESA, and J.M.Apellaniz (IAA, Spain).


Michelle said...

Baby stars!

"Called a star's orbit to pursue,
What is the darkness, star, to you?"
- Friedrich Nietzsche

"Even a small star shines in the darkness."
- Finnish proverb

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

And we are all a part of it! The
Hello Joyce! It's been a long while. Hope you are well and your creative juices overflowing!
Petra :))

Nienke Hinton said...

These images are just fabulous! Sometimes I'm just aghast at the beauty in this universe.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Oh, you cannot imagine how nice it was to see you again, Joyce! I've
missed you!

christine said...

Wow! Diapered in clouds – what an expression. The gas looks edible, or like something you could wear.

Your comment on Jo's poem about the plus-sized woman cracked me up, the part about putting a caramel in the side of your mouth. I kinda like chocolate chip cookies myself. :-)