As a scientist, I know that what I am looking at here is a wonderful example of an interstellar cloud in the Trifid Nebula
(M20) compressed by the shock of a nearby supernova.
Munich, August 27 (ANI): A new image by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has captured the different regions of the Trifid Nebula
, which is a rare combination of three nebula types, as seen in visible light.
NASA scientists analyzing data from the Hubble Space Telescope see unusual activity in the Trifid Nebula
I enjoyed Howard Banich's column about the Trifid Nebula
(S&T: June 2016, p.
Near this are M8, the Lagoon Nebula, and fainter M20, the Trifid Nebula
Nine thousand light-years away in the Trifid Nebula
, a stellar nursery is being bombarded by such intense radiation that the budding stars within may never finish forming.
Nudge your scope 1 1/2 [degrees] north-northwest of M8 to locate the Trifid Nebula
Upon seeing the Trifid Nebula
(M20) for the first time she said, "Howie, it looks just like a dogwood blossom.
The same is true for the Trifid Nebula
, M20, which truly blossoms when viewed with a nebula filter at medium to high magnification.
Just north of the Sagittarius Teapot's spout lies the particularly interesting nebula M20, which is popularly known as the Trifid Nebula
due to the dark lanes of dust that divide the glowing cloud's brightest region into three distinct segments.
4[degrees] north-northwest of the Lagoon Nebula, the Trifid Nebula
(M20) is another site of recent and ongoing star formation.
Among the myriad stars and complex clouds of gas and dust, showpiece objects such as the Trifid Nebula
(M20) and the Lagoon Nebula (M8) are visible at top left, while the faint reddish emission nebulae NGC 6357 and NGC 6334 are at bottom right.