|Trumpler 14 (ESA/Hubble photo)|
That would be Trumpler 14, “a collection of about 2,000 young stars that lies 8,000 light- years from Earth, near the center of the Carina Nebula.”
Like Trump, these stars are leading a fast and fiery life. Burning the hydrogen at both ends, these glittering “jewels” are expected to “meet a dramatic demise and explode” within the not- too-distant astronomical future.
Our more even-tempered sun is far older and wiser. Whereas Trumpler 14 is just half-a-million years young, Earth’s ball of fire is still going strong at 4.6 billion. Whereas Trumpler’s surface temps exceed 90,000 degrees F, the sun clocks in at a cool and collected 10,000 degrees.
There's a lesson in this somewhere. If not political, than certainly philosophical.
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