Star Birth in the Trifid Nebula

PureInsight | January 24, 2001

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the Trifid Nebula reveals a stellar nursery being torn apart by radiation from a nearby, massive star. The picture also provides a peek at embryonic stars that are forming within an ill-fated cloud of dust and gas, destined to be eaten away by the glare from the massive neighbor.

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