<p>Seen from a New Zealand observatory, the young star cluster NGC 6193 (center) appears suspended within the nebula NGC 6188. The nebula itself is littered with thousands of dimmer, colorful stars in this image recently submitted to National Geographic's <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/your-shot/your-shot">Your Shot photo community</a>.</p><p>NGC 6188 is a large-emission nebula some 4,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Ara. (See more <a href="http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/photos/nebulae-gallery/">nebula pictures</a>.)</p>

Suspended Stars

Seen from a New Zealand observatory, the young star cluster NGC 6193 (center) appears suspended within the nebula NGC 6188. The nebula itself is littered with thousands of dimmer, colorful stars in this image recently submitted to National Geographic's Your Shot photo community.

NGC 6188 is a large-emission nebula some 4,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Ara. (See more nebula pictures.)

Image by Rolf Olsen, Your Shot

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