From Earth to the Universe: Picture of the day


LAGOON NEBULA

The large Lagoon Nebula is one of the brightest and most luminous regions of gas clouds and young stars. Spanning 100 light-years across, it is so large and bright that it can be seen without a telescope toward the constellation of Sagittarius (the archer).

Credit: Richard Crisp.

In 2009, the "From Earth to the Universe" project brought astronomy to millions of people around the world. Take a tour of just some of the locations in a short video on the FETTU Highlights page.