Jul 14

A Stellar Womb Shaped and Destroyed by its Ungrateful Offspring

Credit: ESO Photo Release eso1420

The Gum 15 star formation region
The Gum 15 star formation region.
Image credit: 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. (learn more)

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