By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com
Published: 00:17 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 00:17 BST, 1 October 2019
You can always divine the presence of a star by observing its effect on its surroundings.
On Earth, stars have magnetic power, drawing lovelorn gazes from afar. In space repulsion is the true sign of a star, observable in the blooming bubbles of dust and gas blown by stellar winds that signal a newborn must be near.
A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals the Milky Way's Aquila region to be a bustling field of stars sending bubbly bursts of dust and gas out in colorful bursts.
The Aquila region in the Milky Way is filled with signs of new star formation
The image was analyzed by volunteers from The Milky Way Project, a group of civilian observers from all walks of life who help sort through the enormous volume of imagery transmitted