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Clouds of Perseus ~ contains over 10,000 solar masses of gas and dust, but the eye is drawn to red NGC 1499. Known as the California Nebula, its characteristic glow of atomic hydrogen gas is fueled by ultraviolet light from luminous blue star Xi Persei. Farther along, intriguing young star cluster IC 348 and neighboring Flying Ghost Nebula. On the outskirts of a giant molecular cloud, another active star forming region, NGC 1333, lies near the edge of the wide field of view.

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Rho Ophiuchi and Antares with FSQ-106ED and Reducer QE 0.73x April 2011 Saturation Elevated Light Version By hirocun

Baby stars are forming near the eastern rim of the cosmic cloud Perseus in this infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The baby stars are approximately three million years old and are shown as reddish-pink dots to the right of the image.

Stars floating in nebulae, dust and clouds. #Perseus 1920x1877

~~Hubble reveals heart of Lagoon Nebula ~ faintly visible to the naked eye on dark nights as a small patch of grey in the heart of the Milky Way by NASA Goddard Photo and Video~~

Some feel that it is egotistical & ignorant to believe we are alone in the universe. Most agree that it is difficult for us to grasp the vastness of space

Hubble- awesome! isn't the universe totally amazing?!

Just a bit?????? In visible light, the long ribbon of cold dust known as the Taurus Molecular Cloud, about 450 light-years away, appears as a dark scar across the universe. But by looking at light with wavelengths of a millimeter or less—invisible to the human eye—astronomers can see the faint glow from the dust, as well as stars forming inside the cloud.

NGC 6357's Cathedral to Massive Stars -- "How massive can a normal star be? Estimates made from distance, brightness and standard solar models had given one star in the open cluster Pismis 24 over 200 times the mass of our Sun, nearly making it the record holder. This star is the brightest object located just above the gas front in the above image."

NGC 1333 | Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter (Pinned from a board entitled~ "From Whence We Came")

NGC5461 is identified as a good candidate for hosting a second generation of stars,not yet seen at far-ultraviolet wavelengths.Based on ...