NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, telescope, has sent back to Earth an amazing new image of a star known as "Zeta Ophiuchi."The star is now speeding through a cloud of dust and gas at 15 miles (24 kilometers) a second. As the star moves, its radiation is compressing the gas and dust in its path, creating a shock that has resulted in this amazing image!
Source of image:http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/01/pictures/110127-best-space-photos-jupiter-moon-129/
To learn more about Zeta Ophiuchi please visit the following websites:
To learn more about WISE please visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/wise/index.html and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QtyB-TdlSc