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  • Steven Jones

    In this image, the Hubble telescope offers us a star cluster surrounded by interstellar dust and gas, which are the kinds of ingredients you need to make new stars. This nebula is in the constellation Carina and lives about 20,000 light years away. Its center contains a cluster of very large, hot stars called NGC 3603. It's only thanks to ultraviolet radiation and extremely violent stellar winds that we have this unobstructed view of the cluster -- those forces simply blew a clear hole in the cl

  • Wally Tibbit

    NGC 3603. This nebula, located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina, in the Carina spiral arm of the Milky Way, contains a central cluster of huge, hot stars. The Hubble Space Telescope image was captured in August 2009 and December 2009 with the Wide Field Camera 3.

  • Kryss Maddock

    Like a July 4 fireworks display, a young, glittering collection of stars looks like an aerial burst, as seen in this space wallpaper. The cluster is surrounded by clouds of interstellar gas and dust—the raw material for new star formation. The nebula, located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina, contains a central cluster of huge, hot stars, called NGC 3603.

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