Last update: December 6th, 2019 at 8:00 am
Today’s Image of the Day from NASA features a star-forming region, or nebula, captured by the Spitzer Space Telescope.
The pillars of cool gas and dust resemble majestic mountains as they are lit up by the light of brand new stars.
Hundreds of embryonic stars forming inside of the pillars appear white and yellow, while the stars that appear blue are a bit older.
The pillars are part of a region called W5, in the Cassiopeia constellation 7,000 light-years away.
Image Credit: NASA