This nebula is officially called NGC 2467. If it were up to me, I’d call it the Terminator Nebula. Or, hell, the Human Reaper Nebula. Because damn it’s like I’m staring at its goddamned eyes when I look at this. X_x
Still, it’s pretty cool though. All those pinks and greens, damn
These massive, brilliant, and previously purely theoretical objects were
the creators of the first heavy elements in history - the elements
necessary to forge the stars around us today, the planets that orbit
them, and life as we know it.
Using the power of the Wide Field Imager (WFI) Camera mounted to the ESO’s 2.2 Meter Telescope, astronomers have taken a stunning new image of a cluster of stars—all of which, sit approximately 7,000 light-years from Earth toward the constellation of Canis Major.
Called NGC 2367, the stars within this open cluster are believed to be around 5 million years old—So young, they burn brightly and intensely, with their blue-tinged hue adding yet another color to an already impressive palette. It doesn’t hurt that the stars have set surrounding hydrogen gas alight, which gives the region its red glow.