The double helix nebula.  (The image uses false colors because the eye is not sensitive to infrared light.)  The spots are infrared-luminous stars, mostly red giants and red supergiants.  Many other stars are present in this region, but are too dim to appear even in this sensitive infrared image.
The double helix nebula. (The image uses false colors because the eye is not sensitive to infrared light.) The spots are infrared-luminous stars, mostly red giants and red supergiants. Many other stars are present in this region, but are too dim to appear even in this sensitive infrared image.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA

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