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.
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.