Westerlund 2

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Westerlund 2 and Gum 29

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Westerlund 2 is a giant star cluster located in a vast star-forming region Gum 29 (NGC 3247). The region is also known as the Whirling Dervish Nebula. The cluster and the nebula lie in the direction of the southern constellation Carina, at an approximate distance of 20,000 light years from Earth.
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