Cat’s Paw Nebula

This image shows a starry background bathed in green clouds. At the center is a bright region of yellow and red clouds with two smaller circles of red, taken together these red regions resemble a cat’s footprint.
NASA/JPL-Caltech
CreditNASA/JPL-Caltech
Historical DateOctober 23, 2018
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Cat's Paw Nebula, so named for the large, round features that create the impression of a feline footprint.