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Herschel:How massive stars sculpt a cosmic crib

10 May 2012, 08:51 UTC
Herschel:How massive stars sculpt a cosmic crib
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ESA&aposs Herschel Space Observatory has captured a new, stunning image of Cygnus X, one of the richest star-forming regions in our cosmic neighbourhood. The image reveals in unprecedented detail the intricate network of filaments, pillars and bubbles present in the region. These structures have been carved by the powerful effects of the many young, massive stars being born in this stellar nursery.

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