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Lagoon Nebula (M8)
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Photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

The image on the front of this lithograph shows the heart of the Lagoon Nebula (M8), an example of a turbulent stellar nursery.

Facts of interest about the image

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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