New Serpent stars

Serpent - NASA
Spitzer space telescope shows the birth of new stars in the Serpens constellation

750 light years from Earth, constellation Serpens (or Serpent) is humming with cosmic activity as new stars are being born within the blanketing dust of the Serpens Cloud Core. The Spitzer space telescope initiative has numerous instruments and projects that focus on seeking out these budding young stars. This composite image includes data acquired over multiple hours from the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) and the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) as part of their Young Stellar Object Variability (YSOVAR) project. The wavelengths cataloged in this picture include:

1.3 microns = blue
3.5 microns = green
4.6 microns = red

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedintumblrmail