Cosmic Tour: Lagoon Nebula

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Duration: 3 minutes, 17 seconds

Within the Lagoon Nebula, a monster young star named Herschel 36 200,000 times brighter than our Sun is blasting powerful ultraviolet radiation and hurricane-like stellar winds, carving out a fantasy landscape of ridges, cavities, and mountains of gas and dust. This region epitomizes a typical, raucous stellar nursery.

Hubble takes you on a journey through space and time in the Cosmic Tours video collection.


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Cosmic Tours, Emission Nebulas, Features, HD Video, Nebulas, tours

Credits

Still image of the Lagoon Nebula courtesy of NASA, ESA, and STScI;
Zoom-in to the Lagoon Nebula with 3D visualization courtesy of NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon, D. Player, J. DePasquale, F. Summers, and Z. Levay (STScI); A. Fujii, the Digitized Sky Survey, ESO/VPHAS, and R. Crisp;
Music courtesy of Yesh Music (ASCAP)

Publication: September 27, 2018


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