NASA Spitzer Space Telescope Godzilla Nebula Star
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope captured a stunning image in the constellation Sagittarius that resembles a famous prehistoric sea monster empowered by nuclear radiation…Godzilla. It may take you a few glances, but upon closer inspection, you’ll see that the stars located in the upper right form Godzilla’s eyes and snout, located some 7,800 light-years from Earth. The bright region in the lower left that looks like Godzilla’s right hand is called W33. Read more to see the entire outline drawn out and for a bonus.


NASA Spitzer Space Telescope Godzilla Nebula Star
Should you attempt to view this region using a high-powered telescope, you’ll notice that in visible light, everything appears to be obscured by dust clouds. However, switch to infrared light and all of the hidden regions are revealed, like this one. The blue, cyan, green, and red are used to represent the various wavelengths of infrared light.

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When massive stars die and explode into supernovae, they reshape the regions around them, carving them into different shapes; they also push material together and initiate the birth of new stars that continue the cycle,” said NASA.

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