Trifid Nebula (Picture of the Day)

Trifid Nebula (M20 or NGC 6514)
Trifid Nebula (M20 or NGC 6514) is an emission nebula in the constellation of Sagittarius. It is approximately 9,000 light years away and it spans about 10 light years across. It is about 300,000 years old and it is the youngest emission nebulae known yet.

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