Wednesday, February 4, 2015

New View of Trifid Nebula

Hey Space Placers!

Astronomers have obtained a new view of the famous Trifid Nebula, a conglomeration of gas, stars and dust located in our Milky Way Galaxy near its center. The Trifid is about 5,200 light years distant from Earth.

Using the ability of infrared light to penetrate dust astronomers were able to "see through" the Trifid Nebula to observe areas of our galaxy never seen before.

You can details and pics here.

I have not photographed the Trifid yet - it is on my list of astropics to do ;-)

Sky Guy in VA

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