A stellar nursery is a nebula in which multiple stars are being formed. Intense ultraviolet light is often given off by the forming stars.
Trip Tucker once viewed a stellar nursery through a telescope located just outside of Anchorage. (ENT: "Fight or Flight")
There was a stellar nursery along Enterprise's course early in its mission in 2151. (ENT: "Fight or Flight")
The crew charted another stellar nursery some months later, where according to the Borothans' sacred text the universe began. (ENT: "Cold Front")