From ABC News, 12/24/11, along with 70 pictures mostly from the NASA WISE telescope. These pictures are awesome, and a real treat for those of us who like to get out of Pacifica once in a while.
This "holiday 'wreath' in space is "actually a star-forming nebula named Barnard 3. The red and green areas are interstellar gas of different chemical composition." (NASA).
Posted by Kathy Meeh