Here at CHIRP we loooove everything science, especially astronomy! Just recently we saw this incredible image from the Hubble Space Telescope and our jaws hit the floor. There’s just something soul shaking about pictures of nebulas ( interstellar clouds of dust, hydrogen, helium and ionized gases). One of our personal favorites would be the Horsehead Nebula, but this one may be replacing it at the top. More specifically the star cluster within it. Properly named R136, this cluster of extremely bright stars is a part of the nebula know as the Tarantula which is located 170,000 light years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud (one of our neighboring galaxies).
Just as cool as the beauty of it all, are the facts. The ESA (European Space Agency) has stated that this cluster within the Tarantula Nebula contains 9 “monster” stars that are more than 100 times the size of our sun and, combined, outshine it “by a factor of 30 million”. Pretty incredible numbers…Maybe making you feel just a bit insignificant?