Open star cluster NGC 3603, HST image

Open star cluster NGC 3603, HST image

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Caption: Open star cluster NGC 3603, HST image. The stars seen here are young stars, heating the gas and dust of the nebulae around them. This open star cluster is 20,000 light years from Earth, in the constellation of Carina. This image, showing an area around 17 light years across, was obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope's WFC3 instrument. It was published in July 2010.

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