Desktop Project Part 26: Carina will keelhaul your brain | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

These are all cool shots, but in the center is something odd: the cluster Trumpler 14, which is such a massive collection of hot stars that their combined light and stellar winds apparently is blowing gas back into that bow shock shape on the lower left. There are something like 2000 stars in that cluster alone, including one monster that has 80 times the mass of the Sun, near the theoretical limit of how big a star can be without tearing itself apart.

via Desktop Project Part 26: Carina will keelhaul your brain | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine.

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