NASA shares image of Lagoon Nebula, leaves internet awestruck- Technology News, Firstpost


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has once again left its followers stunned with a picture of the Lagoon Nebula. The massive star at the centre of the image is 200,000 times brighter than the sun, according to the American space agency.

The Lagoon Nebula is located 4,000 light-years away and is visible in binoculars as a smudge of light with a bright core. According to NASA, the image of the nebula was taken by the Hubble Telescope on its 28th anniversary.

The giant star in the middle of the photo, called Herschel 36,  “is still young in a cosmic sense, roughly 1 million years old, and is throwing off its natal cocoon of material – ionized gasses like hydrogen and nitrogen”, according to the caption of the post. The red in the photo symbolises hydrogen, while the green colour denotes nitrogen.

View the photo here:

The image received over 1.3 million likes in two days. Several users also…

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