Cosmic Pyrotechnics: New Planetary Nebula Dazzling Astronomers

A. Caulet / ST-ECF / ESA / NASA

Storm Front
The Lagoon nebula, located 4,000 to 6,000 light years from Earth measures 100 by 50 light years. The formation contains several fancifully named Bok globules — collapsing clouds of protostellar material.

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