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Wide-field view of the Lagoon Nebula (ground-based image)

Wide-field view of the Lagoon Nebula (ground-based image)

Date: 30 July 2015
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Lagoon Nebula, Messier 8, NGC 6523
Copyright: NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2 (Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin)

This image from the Digitized Sky Survey shows the area around the Lagoon Nebula, otherwise known as Messier 8. This nebula is filled with intense winds from hot stars, churning funnels of gas, and energetic star formation, all embedded within an intricate haze of gas and pitch-dark dust.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
13-Apr-2024 09:55 UT

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