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The massive star factory known as the Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius, the Archer, was captured in all its glory with the Wide-Field Imager camera attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in northern Chile. Named for the dark dust bands that trisect its glowing heart, the Trifid Nebula is a rare combination of three nebulae types that reveal the fury of freshly formed stars and point to more star birth in the future.

Credit:

ESO/S. Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard) and A. Fujii. Music by John Dyson from the CD darklight

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Id:eso0930a
Release date:26 August 2009
Related releases:eso0930
Duration:56s

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