While fireworks only last a short time here on Earth, a bundle of cosmic sparklers in a nearby cluster of stars will be going off for a very long time. NGC 1333 is a star cluster populated with many young stars that are less than 2 million years old, a blink of an eye in astronomical terms for stars like the Sun expected to burn for billions of years.
Fast Facts for NGC 1333:
Scale: Image is 18 arcmin across (about 4 light years)
Category: Normal Stars & Star Clusters
Coordinates (J2000): RA 03h 29m 02.00s | Dec +31 20 54.00
Observation Date: 12 Jul 2000, 05, 11 Jul 2006
Observation Time: 36 hours 7 min (1 day 12 hours 7 min).
Obs. ID: 642, 6436, 6437
References: Rebull, L.M., 2015, AJ (accepted); arXiv:1504.07564
Color Code: X-ray (Pink); Optical (Red, Green, Blue); Infrared (Red)
Distance Estimate: About 770 light years