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New Hubble view of the Lagoon Nebula

New Hubble view of the Lagoon Nebula

Date: 30 July 2015
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Lagoon Nebula, Messier 8, NGC 6523
Copyright: NASA, ESA, J. Trauger (Jet Propulson Laboratory)

This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the Lagoon Nebula, an object with a deceptively tranquil name. The region is filled with intense winds from hot stars, churning funnels of gas, and energetic star formation, all embedded within an intricate haze of gas and pitch-dark dust.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
13-Jun-2024 23:04 UT

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