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Close Up Image of M8 – The Lagoon Nebula

Lagoon Nebula

Close Up of the Lagoon Nebula

The Lagoon Nebula, or M8, is an enormous cloud of interstellar gas and dust that can be found in the constellation Sagittarius.  It is classified as an emission nebula, but it is also referred to as an H II region (a large, relatively low density area of ionized gas where star formation is occurring).  This close-up image of the Lagoon Nebula was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope last September.

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