Generations of stars can be seen in this infrared portrait from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
In the wispy star–forming region, called W5, the oldest stars can be seen as blue dots.
Younger stars can be seen as pink dots.
The white knotty areas are where the youngest stars are forming.
And Red shows heated dust that pervades the region's cavities.
Put them all together and you get a romantic picture.