Emission Nebula

M42 - The Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula is the most active star-forming region within a few thousand light-years of Earth. The Lagoon Nebola (below) is also in the process of forming a large number of stars.

M8 - The Lagoon Nebula

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Images and Text: Copyright 1996, Christopher Galfo.