Diving into the Lagoon Nebula

This video begins with a ground-based view of the night sky, before zooming in on the Lagoon Nebula as it can be seen with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The nebula is immense — 55 light-years wide and 20 light-years tall — and so Hubble can only image a tiny part of it in stunning detail.

This nebula is filled with intense winds from hot stars, churning funnels of gas, and energetic star formation, all embedded within an intricate haze of gas and pitch-dark dust.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, NASA, ESO/VPHAS+ team, STScI, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Music: Movetwo

About the Video

Id:heic1808c
Release date:19 April 2018, 16:00
Related releases:heic1808
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Lagoon Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Category:Nebulae

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