Sunday, November 18, 2012

Today's APOD

NGC 6357 Cathedral to Massive Stars
NGC 6357's Cathedral to Massive Stars
Image Credit: NASA, ESA and Jesús Maíz Apellániz (IAA, Spain)
A truly heavenly Cathedral to the Stars! The brilliant star in the middle of the cloudy grotto is said to be 200 times more massive than our own Sun, but is actually not a single star; the bright light is a combination of at least three stars that are still more massive than the Sun.

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