NASA spies big space bubbles forming around newborn stars

cats paw nebula

NASA's Hubble telescope might still be snapping out of a gyroscope-induced funk, but the space agency's other powerful space-gazing lenses are still working just fine. In a new post, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is showcasing a truly stunning image captured by the Spitzer Space Telescope, which peered into the Milky Way to spot the Cat's Paw Nebula and the big space bubbles it keeps blowing.

The Cat's Paw Nebula earned its name due to the bulbous features that give it so much personality, but what exactly are they? As JPL explains, those big bubbles are thought to be heated gas surrounding brand new stars that have taken root in the massive clouds of dust that make up the nebula.

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