This wispy blue cloud of gas and dust is a star-forming region surrounding the star R Coronae Australis, which is about 420 light-years away. The new portrait was taken with the Wide Field Imager at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. The image, a combination of 12 separate snapshots in three different colors, depicts a young family of stars still embedded in and interacting with the cloud of dust and gas from which they formed.
It is amazing what beauty and absolute wonder that there is out in the universe. Sure this is a bit of hyperbole but pictures like these help to remind us what is out there beyond Earth.