Look: Stellar New Shot of the 'Beehive' Star ClusterA brilliant new shot of a neighboring star formation
Also referred to as the Praesepe, or "Beehive" cluster, the M44 is one of our solar system's closest neighbors, at 600 light-years away.
The Beehive is so-called because of its shape. It is a relatively young group of stars, roughly 600 million years old (our Sun is 4.5 billion years old.) Galileo discovered it using a telescope in 1609.
The brilliant mass of stars definitely makes for a buzz-worthy photo!