Lagoon Nebula

Emission Nebula in Sagittarius

Lagoon Nebula
Image from NASA/Hubble
Name M8, NGC 6523 the Lagoon Nebula
Type Emission
Sector Sagittarius Transcultural Cooperation
Distance 4,100 ly from Sol
Diameter 70 ly

M8 contains:
NGC 6523, NGC 6530[1],
Hourglass nebula[3]




The Lagoon Nebula is notable for the presence of Cosmoamoebae, a giant space-dwelling life-form.
 
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Development Notes
Text by Steve Bowers

Initially published on 14 February 2010.