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NASA Discover the Gigantic Stars in R136 Globular Cluster

The Hubble Space Telescope again discovered something amazing. This device this time has identified 9 huge stars with masses in excess of 100 solar masses. The largest of this type in a known universe.

Located Super massive stars in the globular cluster R136 on the outskirts of the Tarantula Nebula in the milky way, and they are distant from us about 170 thousand light years. R136 is a cluster of young stars with a diameter of just a few years. The stars of R136 emit energy mainly in the ultraviolet, capture by Hubble Telescope are truly unique.

NASA Discovered the Gigantic Stars in R136 Globular Cluster
Star cluster R136 is situated in the Tarantula Nebula / NASA

In the globular cluster R136 detected at least 9 stars with a mass more than 100 solar masses. They are not only extremely massive, but clear. Their observations could help astronomers answer many key questions about the process of the formation in massive stars.

Similar NASA Discovery was made in 2010

Already in 2010, within the cluster R136 NASA discovered 4 stars with masses exceeding 150 solar masses. It was a huge surprise for astronomers, because the stars were above the upper limit for the mass of the star, who was then accepted as fundamental in Nassim Haramain theory of macro-micro relations in modern physics. Recent observations indicate that the star “behemoths” are not as rare as we thought.

The origin of giant stars is still unknown. It has been suggested that they may arise as a result of the merger of the smaller stars, but this scenario cannot be responsible for all of the massive stars, especially within a single cluster.