The image on the front of this lithograph shows the heart of the Lagoon Nebula (M8), an example of a turbulent stellar nursery.
The Lagoon Nebula resides about 4,000 light-years away in the constellation Sagittarius. This region has been producing new stars for millions of years. The young stars seen in this image represent the current wave of star birth.
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Hubblesite press release: Hubble 28th Anniversary Image Captures Roiling Heart of Vast Stellar Nursery
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