Sunday, April 29, 2018

Swimming across the Lagoon Nebula | Hubble


The new image of the Lagoon Nebula, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to celebrate its 28th year in space, shows colorful clouds of gas and dust of this star-formation region in incredible detail.

The image reveals a fantastic landscape of ridges, cavities, and mountains of gas and dust. This dust-and-gas landscape is being sculpted by powerful ultraviolet radiation and hurricane-like stellar winds unleashed by a young star. Located at the center of the image, the star, known as Herschel 36, is about 200, 000 times brighter than our Sun.

Credit: ESA/NASA
Duration: 50 seconds
Release Date: April 19, 2018


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