Stars are forming in the Soul of the Queen of Aethopia.
More specifically, a large star forming region called the
Soul Nebula can be found in the direction of the
constellation Cassiopeia, who Greek mythology credits as the
of a King who long ago ruled
upper Nile river.
The Soul Nebula houses several
open clusters of stars,
a large radio source known as
and huge evacuated bubbles formed by the winds of young massive stars.
Located about 6,500 light years away, the Soul Nebula spans about 100 light years and is usually
imaged next to its celestial neighbor the
Heart Nebula (IC 1805).
above image appears mostly red due to the emission of a
specific color of light emitted by
excited hydrogen gas.
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