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2018 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar

The Atlantic Logo By Alan Taylor of The Atlantic | Slide 1 of 25: A Colossal and Colorful Lagoon. To celebrate its 28th anniversary in space the Hubble Space Telescope made this spectacular image of glowing clouds of interstellar gas in the Lagoon Nebula, with observations taken between February 12 and 18, 2018. The whole nebula, about 4,000 light-years away, is an incredible 55 light-years across and 20 light-years tall. This image shows only a small part of this turbulent star-formation region, about four light-years across.

A Colossal and Colorful Lagoon. To celebrate its 28th anniversary in space the Hubble Space Telescope made this spectacular image of glowing clouds of interstellar gas in the Lagoon Nebula, with observations taken between February 12 and 18, 2018. The whole nebula, about 4,000 light-years away, is an incredible 55 light-years across and 20 light-years tall. This image shows only a small part of this turbulent star-formation region, about four light-years across.
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