The awesome carina nebula
This view of the Carina Nebula shows star birth in a new level of detail. The fantastical landscape of the nebula is shaped by the action of outflowing winds and ultraviolet radiation from the massive stars that inhabit this inferno. These stars are shredding last vestiges of the giant cloud from which they were born.
Carina Nebula Details - The Caterpillar Credit for Hubble Image: NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Retouching: Marco Oliveira A Bok globule nicknamed the "caterpillar" appears at the right. Its glowing edge indicates that it is being photoionized by the hottest stars in the cluster. It has been hypothesized that stars may form inside such dusty cocoons.