Image of the day: star cluster NGC 3293

Source: ESO

Source: ESO

The La Silla Observatory captures fascinating image of star cluster NGC 3293.

Isn’t this beautiful? This star cluster, dubbed NGC 3293, is 8000 light-years from Earth and exists in a constellation called Carina. The cluster was originally spotted in the 1700’s, but this is probably one of the best images we have captured of it so far, thanks to the European Southern Observatory’s La Silla facility in Chile.

Scientists believe that the stars in NGC 3293 are young and formed around the same time – about 10 million years ago.

Source: ESO

Author: Robin Burks

Robin Burks is the author of Zeus, Inc. and The Curse of Hekate, as well as the owner of FanGirlConfessions.com. When she's not writing about geek culture, science or technology, she's usually watching Doctor Who or playing video games. She also occasionally speaks French, but not very well.

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