This Week’s Hubble Image – Starburst (NGC 3603)

Wildspace: The Spelljammer Fanzine

A young, glittering collection of stars looks like an aerial burst and 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. Most of the stars in the cluster were born around the same time but differ in size, mass, temperature, and color.

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