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Space Image: Stormy Seas in Sagittarius

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Posted August 7, 2015

Some of the most breathtaking views in the Universe are created by nebulae — hot, glowing clouds of gas. This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the center of the Lagoon Nebula, an object with a deceptively tranquil name, in the constellation of Sagittarius.

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Trauger (Jet Propulson Laboratory)

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Trauger (Jet Propulson Laboratory)

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.

Source: NASA

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