Sketch (IMAGE) University of California - Santa Cruz Caption Nia Imara is both an astrophysicist and an artist. A portrait of herself touching a star eventually led to the idea of creating physical models of stellar nurseries. Credit Image courtesy of Nia Imara Usage Restrictions For use only with news coverage of this research License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.