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A Stellar Womb Shaped and Destroyed by its Ungrateful Offspring

2 Jul 2014, 10:00 UTC
A Stellar Womb Shaped and Destroyed by its Ungrateful Offspring ESO

The little-known cloud of cosmic gas and dust called Gum 15 is the birthplace and home of hot young stars. Beautiful and deadly, these stars mould the appearance of their mother nebula and, as they progress into adulthood, will eventually also be the death of her.

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