Wishing You a Stellar Holiday Season from the Lagoon Nebula

Wishing You a Stellar Holiday Season from the Lagoon Nebula

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News release ID: STScI-2018-21
Release Date: Dec 5, 2018
Image Use: Copyright
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A blend of two diverse views of the roiling heart of a vast stellar nursery, known as the Lagoon Nebula. The right side reveals a colorful landscape of ridges, cavities, and mountains of gas and dust in visible-light. The material is being sculpted by powerful ultraviolet radiation and stellar winds unleashed by a monster young star. On the left side is the star-filled landscape in near-infrared light.

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Astronomical images: NASA, ESA, and STScI