Star Cluster Westerlund 2


The star cluster Westerlund 2 resides at the heart of the nebula known as Gum 29. This image is a small region cropped from a much larger image that includes many more stars and the glowing gas of the nebula.

Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team

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