Westerlund 2 - A Star Cluster

Jay Kakade
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Westerlund 2
Star Cluster of Westerlund 2. (Image Credits: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScl), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team)

The Star Cluster, Westerlund 2 located 20,000 light years from us, is a compact young star Cluster in Milky Way. It is the primary object for observation of Webb.

One of the main motive of NASA's Webb Mission is to birth of stars and observe protoplanetary System.
Webb is about to give a new perspective and vision for upcoming space explorations. Webb is about to change views of our universe.

Glowing glittery part of the given image shows Westerlund 2. Westerlund 2 is located in Carina Constellation in Gum-29, a stellar breeding ground which is 20,000 light years away.

According to Hubble Wide Field Camera, Astronomers measures Westerlund 2 to be 6 light-year - 12 light-years wide. It is sometimes described as cluster and Star-Forming region.

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