Trifid Nebula: A Massive Star Factory

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The massive star factory known as the Trifid Nebula was captured in all its glory with the Wide-Field Imager camera

A new image of the Trifid Nebula, shows just why it is a firm favorite of astronomers, amateur and professional alike. This massive star factory is so named for the dark dust bands that trisect its glowing heart, and is a rare combination of three nebula types, revealing the fury of freshly formed stars and presaging more star birth.

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