The Soul Nebula (IC 1848) IC 1848 is rather a large emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. It is often referred to as the “Embryo Nebula” because of its characteristic shape. Because of its neighbor to the SE, IC 1805(Heart Nebula), reference to them both is The Heart & Soul. Credit: Azin Dark Skies
An international team of astronomers, led by David Sobral from Leinden University of the Netherlands used three telescopes located across the globe to study the trends in star formation, from the earliest stars that made up the first galaxies in the universe, up until now. Their findings suggests something quite shocking .. almost 95% of stars that will ever live have already been born!