View Full Version : Lagoon Nebula By Hubble

2005-Sep-08, 08:48 PM
SUMMARY: This image, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows the strange twisted cloud structures at the heart of the Lagoon Nebula (M8). The nebula is being driven by the central hot star, O Herschel 36, and several others, which are ionizing the outer visible parts of the nebula - making it visible. Similar to tornadoes on Earth, temperature differences between different clouds of gas create a horizontal "windshear", which twists the clouds into funnel shapes.

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