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December 2023

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Heart of the heart

Alex Roberts from Williamson, Arizona

At the center of the Heart Nebula (IC 1805) lies the star cluster Melotte 15, which illuminates the gas that surrounds it and these tendrils of dust. Together with the Soul Nebula (IC 1848), they lie roughly 7,500 light-years away in Cassiopeia.