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Title: M8, The Lagoon Nebula

Source: USNO

Information: The Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius is so named because of the dark channel that runs through its middle. It is in a region of objects that include the Triffid Nebula and the globular cluster M21. It is located about 3,000 light years from our sun.