The Rim Nebula

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The Rim Nebula. The open star cluster NGC 6193 in the constellation of Ara, with the bright star HR 6187 to the left in the picture. It is a young cluster of hot bright stars, the ultraviolet light of which keeps the emission nebula shining. Remnants of the giant molecular cloud from which the cluster was formed are still visible as a long irregular front of dark material to the right of the cluster

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