Massive Star in R136 Revealed by HST Spectroscopy

The image shows R136, a dense cluster of young hot stars at the center of the giant H II region in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The cluster contains the most massive stars yet discovered.

Credit:

WFPC2 Science Team and NASA/NOAO

About the Image

Id:noao9802a
Type:Observation
Release date:Jan. 7, 1998
Related releases:noao9802
Size:1344 x 1344 px

About the Object

Name:R 136
Category:Star Clusters

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