1NASA has released a composite image of the Christmas Tree Cluster, featuring the stellar nursery NGC 2264, combining data from various telescopes.
The Christmas Tree Cluster is situated within our Milky Way galaxy, approximately 2,500 light-years away from Earth.
NGC 2264 consists of young stars ranging in age from one to five million years.
Young stars in NGC 2264 emit X-rays, detected by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory
The composite image creatively uses color to enhance the festive resemblance, with green representing gas in the nebula
160 degrees to create the illusion of the tree's top aligning with the image's upper edge.