What’s really behind that glitter in the sky? Let’s get up close to two of the most massive stars in our galaxy.
The image shows a pair of colossal stars, WR 25 and Tr16-244, located within the open cluster Trumpler 16. This cluster is embedded within the Carina Nebula, an immense cauldron of gas and dust that lies approximately 7500 light-years from Earth. The Carina Nebula contains several ultra-hot stars, including these two star systems and the famous blue star Eta Carinae, which has the highest luminosity yet confirmed. As well as producing incredible amounts of heat, these stars are also very bright, emitting most of their radiation in the ultraviolet and appearing blue in colour. They are so powerful that they burn through their hydrogen fuel source faster than other types of stars, leading to a “live fast, die young” lifestyle #universe #wonders #explore #creation #energy #space #time #stars #planets #galaxies #nebula #beautiful #cosmic #nature #hubble #nasa by universeofwonders https://instagram.com/p/1l-IghC1SE/