This sky full of
stars from the Hubble Space Telescope is, to quote Coldplay, a heavenly view.
It's a galactic image
from the telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys, focusing on NGC 3631.
The spiral arms
of the "Grand Design Spiral", as this object is nicknamed, are absolutely brimming with starbirth.
The color blue represents
visible wavelengths of blue, and orange is showcasing infrared or heat-rich areas that are otherwise difficult to see due to dust in the way.
Star formation in
spiral [galaxies] is similar to a traffic jam on the interstate," NASA said in a statement
Situated 53 million
light-years from Earth, NGC 3631 is found in the constellation Ursa Major and represents one of many galaxies