Swimming across the Lagoon Nebula

The new image of the Lagoon Nebula, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to celebrate its 28th year in space, shows colourful 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 centre of the image, the star, known as Herschel 36, is about 200 000 times brighter than our Sun.

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ESA/Hubble, NASA
Music: Movetwo

About the Video

Id:heic1808d
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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