Trust the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to bring us mind-boggling images and videos from the farthest corners of the known universe. NASA Instagram recently uploaded a video which is technically stargazing, except at an ‘intergalactic’ level. Confused? Watch the video below!
Talking about the video, NASA mentions a massive star cluster called Westerlund 2 located 20,000 light-years from Earth.
It exists in a stellar nursery termed Gum 29 and is about two million years old. It contains some of the brightest, largest and hottest stars from the galaxy. It measures between six and 13 light-years.
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“This visualization depicts a three-dimensional flight through the nebula Gum 29 with Westerlund 2 at the center. Newly formed stars give off intense radiation illuminating bright gas, while stellar light and wind create pillars of dark, dense gas.
Since being shared online, the viral post has garnered more than 25,000 likes. As people express their excitement, there are many who sent love and shared fire emoticons to share their reactions,” NASA said in its post.
The NASA intergalactic stargazing images have left the online community stunned and the video has gone viral. We can see why!
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