by on Jan.31, 2014, under Astronomy

WISE Mission Images Stars Brewing in the Trifid Nebula

A storm of stars is brewing in the Trifid nebula, as seen in this view from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The stellar nursery, where baby stars are bursting into being, is the yellow-and-orange object dominating the picture. Yellow bars in the nebula appear to cut a cavity into three sections, hence the name Trifid nebula. Colors in this image represent different wavelengths of infrared light detected by WISE.

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