Flight through star cluster Westerlund 2 — fast

This video shows a flight through Hubble’s new close-up view of star cluster Westerlund 2, released to celebrate the telescope's 25th year in orbit.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, G. Bacon, L. Frattare, Z. Levay, and F. Summers (Viz3D Team, STScI), and J. Anderson (STScI)
Acknowledgment: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team, and ESO

About the Video

Id:heic1509e
Release date:23 April 2015, 15:15
Related releases:heic1509
Duration:40 s

About the Object

Name:Westerlund 2
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary
Category:HD
Nebulae
Star Clusters

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