Growing Deltas in Atchafalaya Bay The delta plain of the Mississippi River is disappearing. The lobe-shaped arc of coastal land from the Chandeleur Islands in eastern Louisiana to the Sabine River loses a football field’s worth of land every hour.
NGC 2282 is about 5500 light years from Earth, in the constellation Monoceros. It's a site for star formation activity. The Best Yet: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona image of nebula NGC 2282
Finding 'Yellowballs' in our Milky Way. Volunteers using the web-based Milky Way Project brought star-forming features nicknamed "yellowballs" to the attention of researchers, who later showed that they are a phase of massive star formation.