Hubble Captures Dazzling Space 'Diamonds'

January 21, 2016 6:53 PM

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NASA/ESA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the image of a luminous star cluster, Trumpler 14, which is located 8000 light-years away in the center of the Carina Nebula, according to a news release. Trumpler 14 is one of the 1100 known open clusters in the Milky Way and is home to some of the brightest stars in the galaxy.

The Trumpler 14 star cluster is about 500,000 years old and it has one of the largest collections of hot, giant and bright stars. Trumpler 14 is one of the most populated clusters in the Carina Nebula, however, it is also one of the youngest clusters. Trumpler 14 contains a large number of young, br...

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