Trifid nebula

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Trifid nebula

(triff -id) (M20; NGC 6514) An emission nebula about 2000 parsecs away in the direction of Sagittarius. There is dark matter associated with the nebula.

Trifid nebula

[′trī‚fid ′neb·yə·lə]
(astronomy)
An emission nebula in Sagittarius that consists mostly of hydrogen ionized by hot, young stars, and displays dark lanes formed by dust.