Lagoon Nebula

Lagoon Nebula

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Credit: DR LUKE DODD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lagoon Nebula (M8), optical image. This nebula is an active region of star birth. It glows red as radiation from hot, newly formed stars ionises the surrounding hydrogen gas and causes it to glow. The nebula lies around 5000 light years from the Earth in the constellation Sagittarius. This image includes a filter for the light from hydrogen (H-alpha) ions.

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Keywords: astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, dust, emission nebula, gas, halpha, hydrogen, hydrogen alpha, ionised hydrogen, lagoon nebula, m8, nebula, night sky, optical, sagittarius, space, telescope, universe, visible

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