This colorful image, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and published in 2018, celebrated the Earth-orbiting observatory’s 28th anniversary of viewing the heavens, giving us a window seat to the universe’s extraordinary tapestry of stellar birth and destruction.

At the center of the photo, a monster young star 200,000 times brighter than our Sun is blasting powerful ultraviolet radiation and hurricane-like stellar winds, carving out a fantasy landscape of ridges, cavities, and mountains of gas and dust.

This mayhem is all happening at the heart of the Lagoon Nebula, a vast stellar nursery located 4,000 light-years away and visible in binoculars simply as a smudge of light with a bright core.

The giant star, called Herschel 36, is bursting out of its natal cocoon of material, unleashing blistering radiation and torrential stellar winds (streams of subatomic particles) that push dust away in curtain-like sheets. This action resembles the Sun bursting through the clouds at the end of an afternoon thunderstorm that showers sheets of rainfall.

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and STScI


这张由哈勃太空望远镜拍摄并于2018年发布的彩色图像,是为了庆祝地球轨道天文台观测太空28周年,哈勃为我们提供了一个窗口座位,让我们可以看到宇宙中恒星诞生和毁灭的非凡景象。

在照片的中心,一颗比太阳亮20万倍的巨型年轻恒星正在发射强大的紫外线辐射和飓风般的恒星风,雕刻出一幅由山脊、空洞、气体和尘埃组成的奇幻景观。

这一切都发生在泻湖星云的中心。泻湖星云是一个巨大的恒星摇篮,位于4000光年之外,在双筒望远镜中可以看到它只是带有明亮核心的一团光。

这颗被称为赫歇尔36的巨星正在冲破它的物质茧,释放出炽热的辐射和猛烈的恒星风(亚原子粒子流),将尘埃像窗帘一样推开。这一动作就像午后倾盆雷雨过后,太阳冲破云层。

影像来源:NASA, ESA, and STScI

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