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    The Trifid Nebula. TRANSLUCENT LIGHTS. PURPLES #NEBULA #GALAXY #STARS #MOON #COSMOS #cosmic #space #universe #nebula #nebulae #galaxy #galaxies #sun #moon #stars #planets #stardust #space-storms #cosmos #astrophotography #art #Hubble #colorful #sky #astronomy

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  • Charlotte Sefton

    Central region of the Trifid Nebula (M20 in the Messier Catalogue) taken by the Gemini North 8-meter Telescope on Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii, June 5, 2002. Located in the constellation of Sagittarius, the beautiful nebula is a much-photographed, dynamic cloud of gas and dust where stars are being born. One of the massive stars at the nebula's center was born approximately 100,000 years ago.

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That one's always so incredible looking--it makes me want to float in it! --Pia (Eagle Nebula)

M20 / NGC 6514: Trifid Nebula. This nebula is in Sagittarius. Its name means 'divided into three lobes.' The object is an unusual combination of an open cluster of stars; an emission nebula; a reflection nebula and a dark nebula. Distance to Earth: 5200 ly

Nebula of Stars and Colorful Gas - Long, Tall, Vertical Pins #nebula

The Trifid Nebula (catalogued as Messier 20 or M20 and as NGC 6514) is an H II region located in Sagittarius. It was discovered by Charles Messier on June 5, 1764.[3] Its name means 'divided into three lobes'.

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