Just in time for Christmas!
NASA astronomers have come across a new image from outer space that some say resembles a wreath. NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, captured the image of star-forming nebula Barnard 3, complete with red and green dust clouds and blueish white stars.
The bright star in the middle of the red cloud, called HD 278942, is so luminous that it's likely causing most of the surrounding clouds to glow, says NASA. The red cloud is probably made of dust that's more metallic and cooler than the surrounding regions.
For more information about the "Wreath nebula" or WISE, go to NASA's website.