Wishing You a Stellar Holiday Season from the Lagoon Nebula
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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