<p>Hubble unveils nine enormous stars in the <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/hubble-unveils-monster-stars">R136 star cluster</a>, about 170,000 light-years away. Together, the nine stars—each more than 100 times more massive than the sun—outshine the sun by a factor of 30 million.</p>

Glittering Giants

Hubble unveils nine enormous stars in the R136 star cluster, about 170,000 light-years away. Together, the nine stars—each more than 100 times more massive than the sun—outshine the sun by a factor of 30 million.

Photograph by NASA, ESA, P. Crowther (University of Sheffield)

Week's Best Space Pictures: Hubble Reveals Monster Stars

The collection of stars is about 170,000 light-years away—and shines 30 million times brighter than the sun.

Feed your need for heavenly views of the universe with our pick of the most awe-inspiring space pictures.

This week, Hubble unveils stars more than 100 times more massive than the sun, astronauts aboard the International Space Station capture the scars of coal mining, and the Cassini spacecraft spots Enceladus half-draped in darkness.

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