A star cluster in the wake of Carina

This colorful new image from the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the star cluster NGC 3590. These stars shine brightly in front of a dramatic landscape of dark patches of dust and richly hued clouds of glowing gas. This small stellar gathering gives astronomers clues about how these stars form and evolve—as well as giving hints about the structure of our galaxy’s pinwheeling arms.

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