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A modest but unusually attractive open star cluster in Canis Major, NGC2362 hosts some of the youngest-known stars, some of which are still contracting and settling onto the main sequence.  This open cluster contains many faint stars centred on the bright star tau Canis Majoris; in a telescope, the cluster looks like a large diamond set among many smaller blue-white gems. 

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