This image from Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a stellar nursery containing thousand of young stars & developing protostars near the sword of the constellation Orion. I heart the Spitzer space telescope.
Images from Hubble Space Telescope. Star cluster Pismis 24 hangs over the dusty clouds of NGC a nebula about 8000 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius. This picture showed that the brightest star in the cluster is in fact two stars in a tig
About 550 light-years from Earth, Chi Cygni, a star like our Sun, is writhing in its death throes. It is now so large that it would swallow every planet out to Mars. (Artist rendering, credit: ESO/L. Calçada)I love it.