I love videos that zoom in on some part of space. This new video is from the Hubble Space Telescope and features the star cluster Trumpler 14. The cluster of part of our Milky Way galaxy and contains one of our galaxy’s largest collections of hot, massive, bright stars in the Milky Way.
So, if you’ve got a minute, click play, let yourself zoom through space and arrive at the vicinity of some of the our galaxy’s most luminous stars.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.