Rosette is a star formation region in space and is actually over 5,000 light years from Earth. To put that into perspective, 5,000 light years equals 29393127706242052 miles. I’m not even going to attempt putting a comma in that, no way!
Rosette Nebula, pretty amazing right? Yep.
So what are we looking at then? It’s an image that has taken over 18 hours of data which was then processed in a modified Hubble palette.
Now you’re probably thinking, where’s the hi-res link? It’s right here.
Image Credit: X-ray (NASA/CXC/SAO/J. Wang et al), Optical (DSS & NOAO/AURA/NSF/KPNO 0.9-m/T. Rector et al)