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Anne's Image of the Day: The Lagoon Nebula

October 21, 2013 The Lagoon Nebula, an emission nebula in Sagittarius Image Credit: R. Barba, N. Morrell et al. (UNLP), CTIO, NOAO, NSF The Lagoon Nebula (also known as Messier 8, NGC 6523 and Sh2-25) is an emission nebula that measures about 110 by 50 light-years, located between 4,000 – 6,000 light-years away from Earth [continue reading]

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Anne's Picture of the Day: The Southern Cliff

December 20, 2012 The Southern Cliff, a portion of the Lagoon Nebula Image Credit: Julia I. Arias and Rodolfo H. Barbá (Dept. Fisica, Univ. de La Serena), ICATE-CONICET, Gemini Observatory/AURA The Southern Cliff is an emission nebula and H II region of about 20 light-years across in the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8), a star-forming region [continue reading]