pigrabbitbear writes: "About 7,500 light-years from Earth, there’s a giant interstellar pocket that has produced a host of bright young stars. Thanks to massive deposits of gas and dust — the key star-making ingredients — the phenomenon known as NGC 3324 was a hotbed for starbirth several million years ago that produced several very hot-and-heavy stars that clearly stick out in a new image captured by the European Southern Observatory’s Wide Field Imager at the organization’s La Silla Observatory in Chile."
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