Hubble Discovers Monster Stars In Tarantula Nebula

heic1605a-600x300Astronomy scientists recently learnt just a little bit more on a young star group approximately a distance of 170,000 light-years from Earth in the Tarantula Nebula, a part of the Large Magellanic Cloud. To be more specific, they have identified nine – what have been dubbed – “monster stars” as the press release from the Space Telescope at Hubble puts it. Massive doesn’t even begin to describe them as they out size our Sun’s bymore than 100 times over. The cluster coded as R136 is the location of many extremely hot, luminous andmassive stars.

They found those enormous stars were 30 million times brighter than the sun together. But the largest star was identified many years ago in R136, and is an unchallenged 250 times larger than the sun, going down as the biggest star ever detected.

Accurate data about these stars could help explore the birth of extremely large stars.In order to tell the stars apart, scientists combined the images from a Hubble Telescope camera with ultraviolet light data about from a spectrograph. The Hubble noted that diamond-like blue stars are usually the largest and brightest.