This visualization provides a three-dimensional perspective on Hubble's 25th anniversary image of the nebula Gum 29 with the star cluster Westerlund 2 at its core.
The flight traverses the foreground stars and approaches the lower left rim of the nebula Gum 29. Passing through the wispy darker clouds on the near side, the journey reveals bright gas illuminated by the intense radiation of the newly formed stars of cluster Westerlund 2.
Within the nebula, several pillars of dark, dense gas are being shaped by the energetic light and strong stellar winds from the brilliant cluster of thousands of stars. Note that the visualization is intended to be a scientifically reasonable interpretation and that distances within the model are significantly compressed.
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Coral gardening is one of many ways in saving our Coral Reef. Through this process, a coral struggling to grow due to little space or limited coral seedlings around are brought to a platform that gets good sunlight, nutrients, food and good temperature. Kind of like a coral greenhouse in a way 👍🏾 if you wanna learn more about this beautiful process or even adopt a coral, visit @coralgardeners , one of many non profit organizations educating the world about our reefs and making a difference. Crazy part is they are based in Moore’a, Tahiti. One of the most beautiful places in the world, yet the coral reefs around the island are dying along with everywhere else in the world..." ...