Bubble Kisses

I’m spending a lot of time on the Milky Way Project Talk forum at the moment, trying as well as I can to answer questions our users post on there. I’ve learnt a lot in the process myself, and I’m enjoying the weird and wonderful images our Galaxy has to offer. I had to share this particular region, which made me smile earlier today. I don’t know much about this region, located near galactic coordinates (343.5, -0.04), but SIMBAD tells me there’s a star cluster nearby, some HII regions and of course a few bubbles as well, as you can see.  The main bubble is though to lie around 3 kpc away.

The Milky Way Galaxy: blowing kisses at you from 10,000 lightyears away.