M8, Lagoon Nebula

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M8 the Lagoon Nebula
M8 the Lagoon Nebula

Messier Number: M8
NGC Number: NGC 6523
Common Name: Lagoon Nebula
Object Type: Diffuse Nebula
Distance in Light Years: 6,500
Constellation: Sagittarius
Apparent Magnitude: 5

The Lagoon Nebula is one of the many sites where new stars are being born from dusty molecular clouds. These important regions are the “space laboratories” where astronomers study how stars are formed. The wealth of data revealed by Hubble, is ever increasing astronomers and other scientists understanding of how stars are formed.

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