War and Peace

Pismis 24

This is star cluster Pismis 24, located in the heart of the emission nebula NGC 6357. It can be found in the constellation Scorpius.

I love the juxtaposition in this image: the ethereal stars, floating in the darkness above, and the turbulence of the gases below.

It has been informally named the War and Peace Nebula, which makes it a fitting image for ANZAC Day, April 25th.

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