Hubble Unveils a Tapestry of Dazzling Diamond-like Stars

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Resembling an prosperous solid tapestry, this picture from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows a festive star cluster that contains a collection of some of a brightest stars seen in a Milky Way galaxy. Called Trumpler 14, it is located 8,000 light-years divided in a Carina Nebula, a outrageous star-formation region. Because a cluster is usually 500,000 years old, it has one of a top concentrations of massive, radiant stars in a whole Milky Way.

The small, dim tangle left of core is a nodule of gas laced with dust, and seen in silhouette.

Resembling an prosperous solid tapestry, this picture from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows a festive star cluster that contains a collection of some of a brightest stars seen in a Milky Way galaxy. Credits: NASA, ESA, and J. Maíz Apellániz (Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia, Spain), Acknowledgment: N. Smith (University of Arizona)

Resembling an prosperous solid tapestry, this picture from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows a festive star cluster that contains a collection of some of a brightest stars seen in a Milky Way galaxy.
Credits: NASA, ESA, and J. Maíz Apellániz (Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia, Spain), Acknowledgment: N. Smith (University of Arizona)

These blue-white stars are blazing their hydrogen fuel so ferociously they will raze as supernovae in only a few million years. The multiple of outflowing stellar “winds” and, ultimately, supernova blast waves will carve out cavities in circuitously clouds of gas and dust. These fireworks will kick-start a commencement of a new era of stars in an ongoing cycle of star birth and death.

This combination picture of Trumpler 14 was done with information taken in 2005-2006 with Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys. Blue, manifest and infrared broadband filters mix with filters that besiege hydrogen and nitrogen glimmer from a intense gas surrounding a open cluster.

Source: NASA