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.


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