Image Credit: ESO/G. Beccari

In this newly-released image, we come across a colorful group of stars that lurk 1,300 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Carina. Known as NGC 3532, sometimes, people refer to the collective body as the Wishing Well Cluster (due to the fact that it purportedly resembles coins thrown into the bottom of a well), or the Football Cluster.

Other than being bright and beautiful, the cluster is extremely large — taking up the same amount of sky as roughly two full moons.

The ESO explains more:

Per the press release, this image of NGC 3532 was captured by the Wide Field Imager instrument at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in February of 2013.


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