<p>The Lagoon Nebula throws off a warm orange glow in an image taken by the Hubble space telescope. Fierce winds from incandescent stars and roiling clouds of gas fill the heart of this celestial object located 4,500 light-years away.</p>

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The Lagoon Nebula throws off a warm orange glow in an image taken by the Hubble space telescope. Fierce winds from incandescent stars and roiling clouds of gas fill the heart of this celestial object located 4,500 light-years away.

Photograph by NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2 (Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin)

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