Vast Stellar Nursery: Claret-colored Cloud With A Massive Heart

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 13:21 in Astronomy & Space

An image of the amazing intricacies of a vast stellar nursery, which goes by the name of Gum 29, is now available. In the center, a small cluster of stars -- called Westerlund 2 -- has been found to be the home of one of the most massive double star systems known to astronomers.

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