Hubble/Subaru composite of star-forming region S 106
This image shows Sh 2-106, or S106 for short. This is a compact star forming region in the constellation Cygnus (The Swan). A newly-formed star called S106 IR is shrouded in dust at the centre of the image, and is responsible for the surrounding gas cloud’s hourglass-like shape and the turbulence visible within. Light from glowing hydrogen is coloured blue in this image.
The image combines observations from the Hubble Space Telescope (in the centre) with images from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan’s Subaru Telescope to extend the field of view around the edges of the image.
Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) and NAOJ
Recently completed in Isla Mujeres, Mexico was PangeaSeed’s Sea Walls Expeditions: Murals For Oceans. The week long street art project found artists Tatiana Suarez, Hannah Stouffer, Smithe, Saner, Celeste Byers, Tristan Eaton, Cinzah Merkens, Pelucas, Nosego, Aaron Glasson, Vexta, Shark Toof, Yoh Nagao, Meggs and Curiot swimming with whale sharks and other endangered oceanic life off the coast of the Mexican paradise then returning to paint beautiful murals depicting the sea creatures to bring awareness to the animal’s importance and endangerment. The project was sponsored by 1xRUN which has glorious prints of each artists work available now for purchase. Hit the jump below to watch a beautiful short video of the artists at work and to view photographs by Tre’ Packard of all the finished murals: