“The War and Peace Nebula”


“The War and Peace Nebula (also known as NGC 6357 and Sh2-11) is a large diffuse emission nebula about 400 light-years across where new stars are being born in chaotic clouds of gas and dust, located about 8,000 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius.”

Credit: NASA, ESA and Jesús Maíz Apellániz (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain). Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)