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Herschel 36

Herschel 36 is the central star in the Lagoon Nebula M 8 from which it evolved. The very hot blue star is the youngest known main sequence star.

Constellation: Sagittarius
Age: 10 000 years
Distance: 5000 light-years
Spectral class: O7
Visual magnitude: 10

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