Artwork of the day: NASA

Supernova remnant W44.    Image credit: Herschel: Quang Nguyen Luong & F. Motte, HOBYS Key Program consortium, Herschel SPIRE/PACS/ESA consortia. XMM-Newton: ESA/XMM-Newton

Okay, it’s not technically art, but I find it visually intriguing. This is a composite image showing supernova remnant W44. The blue in the center shows a pulsar and x-ray emissions, the rest of the image is infrared.

See the article “Life and Death in a Star-Forming Cloud“.