NGC 6357

ngc6357_hubble_960The nebula NGC 6357 is forming some of the most massive stars ever foundd. This Hubble image shows one of those massive star near the center of nebula hollowing out its own interstellar castle from the surrounding gas and dust. The surrounding matter is being pushed aside by the star’s light. The portion of NGC 6357 shown above spans about 10 light years. The nebula about 8,000 light years away toward the constellation of the Scorpius (the Scorpion).

Image Credit: NASA

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  1. I’m not sure how anyone can look at something so complex and so beautiful and not see the hand of God in it.

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