Day after day, NASA scientists explore the farthest regions of space, and they occasionally bring back the best finds to share with the general public. For example, NASA released a stunning photo of an interstellar nebula on Instagram on Tuesday, wowing the agency’s millions of followers.
Photos of the Nebula
NASA’s stunning photograph of the Lagoon Nebula has received 1.2 million likes and many comments in the 24 hours since it was initially shared, indicating that people are interested in learning more about the cosmic wonder.
NASA posted the photo on Instagram. Take a look at the fantastic image below: –
According to NASA, this big star is still immature in cosmic terms, around one million years old, and is shedding its natal cocoon of material, ionized gasses like hydrogen and nitrogen, seen here as red (hydrogen) and green (nitrogen) from [the Hubble Space Telescope].
NASA and Lagoon Nebula
The Lagoon Nebula is nearly 5,000 light-years from Earth or around 24 quadrillion miles. In 1654, Italian astronomer Giovanni Battista Hodierna spotted the nebula while collecting nebulous objects in the night sky.
As per NASA, the claims that M8, which is 5,200 light-years away from Earth, has its own star cluster, NGC 6530. Large stars within the nebula emit massive amounts of UV radiation, which ionizes the gas and causes it to sparkle.
The nebula is located in the constellation Sagittarius from Earth, and it can occasionally be seen with the unaided eye in the darkest heavens on clear nights. While the Hubble Telescope’s imaging systems can capture stunning colors, the nebula appears grey to the naked eye. August is the greatest month to see it.