WISE Sees the Heart and Soul Nebulae

A starry background is covered by green clouds of material. There are two reddish bubbles, each surrounded by a thin tendril of pale green light, one lies at the lower left of the image, the other in the center right.
May 24, 2010
Historical DateMay 24, 2010
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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission captured this mosaic of the Heart and Soul nebulae. Located about 6,000 light-years from Earth, the nebulae form a vast star-forming complex that makes up part of the Perseus spiral arm of our Milky Way galaxy.