The Soul Nebula

 
The Soul Nebula

The Soul Nebula (IC 1848, or W5) is an open star cluster and HII region, rich in star forming pillars, surrounded by a cloud of dust and gas over 150 ly across, 6,500 ly away in Cassiopeia.

Image Credit: Lori Allen, Xavier Koenig (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) et al., JPL-Caltech, NASA

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