Westerlund 2
Westerlund 2
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News release ID: STScI-2015-12
Release Date: Apr 23, 2015
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

Hubble's 25th anniversary image features a giant, sparkling cluster of about 3,000 stars called Westerlund 2. The cluster resides in a raucous stellar breeding ground known as Gum 29, located 20,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Carina.

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Tags
Astronomical, Emission Nebulae, Hubble Heritage, Hubble Telescope, Nebulae, Open Clusters, Star Clusters

Credits

NASA, ESA, A. Nota (ESA/STScI), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team