Trifid nebula (M20

Trifid nebula (M20

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Caption: Trifid nebula (M20). The nebula is a stellar nursery. The pink region glows as radiation from the hot young stars born within it ionises the hydrogen gas there. The blue region is a reflection nebula, which does not emit its own light but reflects the light of nearby stars.

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Keywords: astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, emission nebule, evolution, m20, nebula, reflection nebula, sagittarius, space, star birth, starbirth, stellar formation, telescope, trifid nebula

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