This star cluster–called Trumpler 14–contains some of the brightest stars to be seen in the Milky Way. The Milky Way is the galaxy where we live.
Astonishing: The star cluster Trumpler 14. One of the largest gatherings of hot, massive and bright stars in the Milky Way pic.twitter.com/jQ2tFA5rLd— Universal-Sci (@universal_sci) July 12, 2020
Trumpler 14 lies in the Carina Nebula, about 8,000 light years away. The Carina Nebula is known for being a major star birthplace or nursery.
What if we called it a Star Farm?
Can you imagine a Sci Fi story set in a Star Farm like Trumpler 14? The seeds have already been planted and the crops of stars are already springing up.
What would the star farmers do?
- Operate massive solar arrays to collect energy?
- Siphon off hot gases–like hydrogen and helium?
- Operate orbiting plant farms?
Please post your comments below.
P.S. The small, dark shape just left of center is the silhouette of a nodule of gas. But it looks like a ship full of eager star farmers to me. MC