NASA video zooms into core of interstellar cloud called Lagoon Nebula

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Posted by The King Slayer 2018 years ago in Nature
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From capturing hidden galaxies and galactic cannibalism to spotting the most distant star ever, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has helped scientists keep a close eye on the distant cosmos.

Now, to mark the 28th anniversary of the Hubble's historic launch, NASA is giving us a peek into a vast stellar nursery, the Lagoon Nebula.

Scientists released the image in advance of the telescope's anniversary on April 24.

Resembling a vivid watercolor painting, the photo captures an immense, blindingly bright star emerging from its cosmic nest in a burst of ultraviolet radiation and stellar wind.

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