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Optical image of the Trifid Nebula, M20

Optical image of the Trifid Nebula, M20

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KIM GORDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY KIM GORDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Optical image of the Trifid Nebula (M20, NGC 6514) a cloud of gas and dust lying some 3000 light years away in the constellation of Sagittarius. The gas glows because it is lit up by ultraviolet radiation from a group of hot young stars lying within it.

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