Stars of Cepheus as Seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope
The Stars of Cepheus
Seen by Spitzer
This image was taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which sees the universe in infrared light.
- Stars are starting to form in this dark vein of dust and gas.
- This is most likely a star surrounded by a disk of dark, dusty material.
- New stars are illuminating this dense cloud of gas and dust.
- The star creates a shock wave as it plows through gas and dust.
- Massive stars illuminate this dusty region.
- This cluster of stars formed from the same clump of gas and dust.
Spitzer is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.