Image of the Day: December 2012

The Light That Burns Twice as Bright

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Coelum

Monday, December 31, 2012: Massive blue young stars fill the young cluster Messier 50, which has freed itself from the gas of its nascent molecular clouds. The bright young stars dominate the cluster, but other smaller stars born at the same time, burning fainter, will outlive them.

— Tom Chao

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