Large Magellanic Cloud- a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. Vast clouds of gas within it slowly collapse to form new stars. In turn, these light up the gas clouds in a riot of colors, visible in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope
I like the idea of adding a quality of timelessness to the piece, perhaps through something like this in the set. Although the piece is set in modern day, the yearning for the stars and for connection is hardly modern.