The Milky Way Project Talk

How would a professional categorize this image?

  • tcgrove by tcgrove

    How would you categorize this image. Is it of any inteest beyond pretty? Obviously there are many bubbles. What's going on?


  • galaxywanderer by galaxywanderer

    Honestly, I don't know what is happening here. If I had to make a guess, I'd say that the clouds are undergoing a period of intense star formation, and the newborn stars are illuminating the clouds from the inside. Some areas where stars could be lighting up the nebula:
    "newborn star cluster?":(30x30@126,460)
    "another newborn star cluster?":(74x54@335,136)
    "yet another group of new stars?":(30x30@365,21)
    "another group?":(30x30@267,233)
    "probable star cluster forming":(30x30@36,447)
    "AND WTF IS GOING ON HERE???":(30x30@299,142)