Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Biggest Star

Big, Bigger, Biggest - Yet

Tarantula and surroundings - stellar crib of super star babies.

Credit: ESO

The above image was assembled and released in 2006. In itself it is pretty amazing. Then after years of study, ESO found that there are super stars in the making deep inside.

Tarantula and surroundings - zooming in on super star babies.

Credit: ESO/P. Crowther/C.J. Evans

This young cluster of stars (RMC 136a - they got to rename this thing, its no personality there) contains a mega super star making us worrying about our very own star, the Sun, being able to produce enough energy to keep us warm... :-)

And - IT IS BLUE (because it's hot)

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