The Tarantula Nebula in a composite image that combines data from three telescopes: Chandra (blue), Hubble (green), and Spitzer (red). The nebula is one of the largest star-forming regions in our cosmic backyard-Photograph: Chandra X-ray Observatory
This painterly portrait of a star-forming cloud, called NGC is a combination of multiwavelength light from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, the European Southern Observatory's New Technology Telescope, and the European Space Agency.
Nebular clouds such as the Orion Nebula are thought to be most likely environment for synthesizing and promoting the evolution of molecules needed for the origin of life. Giant gas nebulae such as Orion are storehouses of sugars that form.