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Space Pirates Take Warning: This 'Skull and Crossbones Nebula' Is Full of Gas and Baby Stars
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Avast, mateys! Unsheathe your spyglasses and train them on the southern skies. The point is, a cluster of stars out there called NGC 2467 looks like an awesome skeletal nightmare mask in the sky — hence its nickname, the "Skull and Crossbones Nebula." Today, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) released a new photo of the nebula's shrieking "mouth" spitting fresh stars across the cosmic sea. A new photo of the Skull and Crossbones nebula was recently snapped by the ESO's Very Large Telescope. read more


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