This video zooms in on star-forming region Sh2-106, also known as S106. This is a compact star-forming region in the constellation Cygnus (the Swan). A newly formed star called S106 IR (also known as IRS 4) is shrouded in dust at the center of the image, and is responsible for the surrounding gas cloud's hourglass-like shape and the turbulence visible within.
NASA, ESA, and L. Calcada (ESA/Hubble, ESO);
Image: NASA, ESA, N. Risinger (Photopic Sky Surveys), Digitized Sky Survey 2, Subaru Telescope (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Publication: December 15, 2011