|Stars, Dust and Nebula in NGC 6559|
|When stars form, pandemonium reigns.
case is the star forming region
Visible above are red glowing
emission nebulas of
reflection nebulas of
absorption nebulas of dust, and the stars that formed from them.
The first massive stars
formed from the dense gas will emit
energetic light and
that erode, fragment, and
sculpt their birthplace.
And then they
The resulting morass
can be as beautiful as it is complex.
After tens of millions of years, the
dust boils away,
the gas gets swept away, and all that is left is a naked
open cluster of stars.
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter,