Yikes! I thought that was a big old hairy spider for a moment. It’s actually a nebula. A nebula that’s hatching some baby stars. Lovely.
Dark and foreboding the nebula may look, but its wispy tendrils hold the promise of new life — newborn stars. Looking closely at the image you can see the glow of young stars shortly after pockets of gas from the nebula collapsed under gravity, sparking fusion, giving birth to new suns.