The European Southern Observatory (ESO) captured a new image of a set of young stars gathered on a background of clouds of gas and dust lanes in the constellation Carina, a ‘blue lab “that allows astronomers to learn more on the evolution of stars.

The image was taken from the premises having (ESO) at La Silla (Chile), and shows the star cluster located 8,000 light years from Earth.

NGC 3293, as is known to this cĂșmulo- has more than 10 million years, on cosmic scales is considered a “newborn” considering that the Sun formed 4,600 million years ago and is only in half of his life.

According to ESO, the star clusters of this type are composed of stars formed at the same time at the same distance from Earth and from the same cloud of gas and dust, which causes them to have the same chemical composition.

Although nearly fifty stars of this set are the same age, some appear to be much older, giving astronomers an opportunity to explore how and why stars evolve at different rates, the note said.

This kind of open clusters will only last a few hundred million years because, although its stars remain together by the gravitational attraction of each other, this force is not sufficient to keep the cluster intact in case of close encounters with other clusters and clouds gas as the gas and powder thereof themselves dissipate.

NGC 3293 is one of the brightest clusters in the southern sky and was first discovered by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1751 from South Africa, where he used a small telescope with an aperture of only 12 millimeters.