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The Lagoon Nebula ~ captured in all its psychedelic glory by the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii. An all-time favorite of sky-watchers on both hemispheres, the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8, or M8) is among the most striking examples of a stellar nursery in our neighborhood of the Milky Way galaxy. Located in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius in the southern Milky Way and visible in telescopes and binoculars its fuzzy glow reveals the type of chaotic environment where new stars are…

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Via Hubble: The cosmic "ice sculptures" of the Carina Nebula. Scientists are still trying to explain the beautiful spires.

Eye of the cosmos taken from the Hubble Telescope, which was launched in 1990. It has taken some of the most detailed and amazing photos of space we have ever seen. Named after the astronomer Edwin Hubble, the telescope's high-resolution images have led to numerous breakthroughs in astrophysics and has expanded our understanding of the universe.