The Trifid Nebula: Stellar Sibling Rivalry
Massive newborn stars are creating in this dramatic torn apart image of the Trifid Nebula.The Trifid Nebula is home to many thousands of newly created stars. The source of the jet is a young very hot star buried in the cloud.
The picture also provides a peek at embryonic stars forming within an ill-fated cloud of dust and gas, which is destined to be eaten away by the glare from the massive neighbor.
This stellar activity is a beautiful example of how the life cycles of stars like our Sun is intimately connected with their more powerful siblings.
About the Image
|Release date:||9 November 1999, 19:00|
|Size:||1516 x 1494 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Messier 20, Trifid Nebula|
|Type:||• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation|
• Nebulae Images/Videos
|Distance:||9000 light years|
Colours & filters
|502 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|547 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|656 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|673 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|