Lagoon Nebula (Zoom)

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Duration: 30 seconds

This video zooms into the core of a rich star-birth region called the Lagoon Nebula, located in the constellation Sagittarius in the direction of our Milky Way galaxy’s central bulge. The Hubble Space Telescope view resolves dark, dusty nebulae silhouetted against colorful sheets of glowing gas. The image features a number of striking structures within a vibrant region where new stars and planets are born.

Emission Nebulas, HD Video, Nebulas, Scientific Visualizations


NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)
Acknowledgement: A.Fujii, Digitized Sky Survey, ESO/VPHAS, and R. Crisp

Publication: April 19, 2018

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