NASA has released a photo of the ‘Space Christmas Tree’

Here's that photo / Photo courtesy of NASA
Here’s that photo / Photo courtesy of NASA

The American space agency NASA has shared a picture of an amazing space location that looks like a Christmas tree.

The cluster of young stars is named NGC 2264, some of which are even more massive than the Sun.

The image was shared on X (the new name of Twitter) a few days ago by NASA.

According to the space agency, this place is located at a distance of 2500 light years from Earth.

NASA experts combined data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes to show the stars in vibrant green.

It is located in a star cluster called Monoceros, and the stars in NGC 2264 are between 10 and 5 million years old, NASA said.

According to NASA, the green color is actually gas, while the blue and white dots are X-rays emitted by young stars.

Earlier in November, images from the James Webb Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope were released of the Christmas Tree Galaxy Cluster.

Images taken of the same location by the James Webb and Hubble telescopes / Photo courtesy of NASA
Images taken of the same location by the James Webb and Hubble telescopes / Photo courtesy of NASA

The Christmas Tree Galaxy Cluster is located 4.3 billion light years from Earth.

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