Trumpler 14

Trompler 14This glittering star cluster that contains some of the brightest stars our galaxy. Trumpler 14 is located 8,000 light-years away in a large star-formation region called the Carina Nebula. Because the cluster is relatively young, only 500,000 years old, it has one of the highest concentrations of massive, luminous stars in the entire Milky Way.

The dark spot left of center is a blob of gas and dust seen in silhouette.

Image Credit: NASA / ESA

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