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10 dazzling images from the WISE telescope

By: Catie Leary on Jan. 3, 2011, 12:20 p.m.
Heart and Soul nebulae

Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/WISE Team

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Heart and soul nebulae

In this infrared mosaic, WISE captures the vast star-forming heart and soul nebulae, located 6,000 light-years from Earth.

Spanning nearly 580 light-years across, the soul nebula, also known as the Embryo nebula, is located on the left and the jeart nebula is located on the right.