Stars budding near the Rosette Nebula: new image from Herschel Space Observatory


From NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory today, this gorgeous new image from The Herschel Space Observatory: "a cosmic garden of budding stars, each expected to grow to 10 times the mass of our sun." The image was taken using infrared light by Herschel, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA participation. More here, including higher-resolution formats. (thanks, Whitney Clavin)