Cosmic Tour: Westerlund 2

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Duration: 2 minutes, 11 seconds

Westerlund 2 is a giant cluster of about 3,000 stars, located. The cluster resides inside awithin the vibrant stellar nursery breeding ground known as Gum 29, located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina

Hubble takes you on a journey through space and time in the Cosmic Tours video collection.

Cosmic Tours, Emission Nebulae, Hubble Heritage, Nebulae, Open Clusters, Star Clusters


Still image of Westerlund 2 courtesy of NASA, ESA, the Hubble HeritageTeam (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team;
Zoom-in to Westerlund 2 with 3-D visualization courtesy of NASA, ESA, G. Bacon, L. Frattare, Z. Levay, and F. Summers (Viz3D Team, STScI), and J. Anderson (STScI);
Music courtesy of Yesh Music (ASCAP)

Publication: September 27, 2018

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