By Khushi Pal
Published Apr 10, 2024

Hindustan Times
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Photo Credits: NASA

10 striking images of star birth captured by NASA

Stars are born in large clouds of gas and dust. NASA often shares images of star formations. Here are ten striking images of star birth shared by NASA.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured the birth of a star. This gorgeous image features the newborn star emitting a cloak of dust and gas.

This stunning image shows the Christmas Tree cluster, home to hundreds of newborn stars shining amidst a thick cloud of dust.

This stunning image captures the formation of a star in the star-forming region known as IRAS 16562-3959, which lies within the constellation Scorpius.

This mesmerising image captured by NASA's James Webb Telescope captures the birth of a star in the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex, the closest star-forming region to Earth. 

This image shows young stars being born in a star-forming complex in the Perseus spiral arm of our Milky Way galaxy.⁣ It is located 6,000 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia. 

NASA's James Webb Telescope took this captivating image which shows a newborn star emitting supersonic jets of gas. 

This enchanting image shows two actively forming stars buried deep in a disk of gas and dust. 

This gorgeous image shows the formation of a young bright star in the star-forming region N79, located within the Large Magellanic Cloud. 

This breathtaking image captures a stellar birth within the Orion Nebula, located about 1,500 light-years away.

This beautiful picture captures the birth of a star taking place in the neighbouring galaxy, Large Magellanic Cloud, located about 200,000 light-years from Earth. 

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope captured this marvellous image which features the birth of a star taking place about 1,300 light years from Earth.