A NASA image shows the Elephant Trunk Nebula, officially called IC 1396A, as radiation and winds from massive young stars impact clouds of cool gas, triggering new generations of stars to form. X-rays... more 
A NASA image shows the Elephant Trunk Nebula, officially called IC 1396A, as radiation and winds from massive young stars impact clouds of cool gas, triggering new generations of stars to form. X-rays from Chandra (purple) have been combined with optical (red, green, and blue) and infrared (orange and cyan) to give a more complete picture of this source. REUTERS/X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/Getman et al, Optical: DSS, Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Handout via Reuters (OUTER SPACE - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENVIRONMENT) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS less 
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