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Star Cluster Westerlund 2

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Star Cluster Westerlund 2

This cluster of over 3,000 stars resides in a stellar nursery known as Gum 29. It can be found in the constellation Carina, and is located 20,000 light years away. The image overlays both near-infrared and visible-light data.

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

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