M20 Nebulae (Trifid Nebula)

M20 Nebulae is widely known as the Trifid Nebula. It is catalogued as Messier 20 or M20 and as NGC 6514 and it is located in H II region in Sagittarius.

M20 Nebulae

Divided into three lobes is signified by Sagittarius. The above M20 Nebulae has an unusual combination of an open cluster of stars, a reflection nebula (the upper, blue portion), an emission nebula (the lower, red portion), and a dark nebula. Trifid Nebula (M20 Nebulae) is a bright and coloarful object and amateur astronmers favorite that can be viewed from a smalll telescope.

M20 Nebulae Star Formation

The close-up images of M20 Nebulae show a dense cloud of dust and gas. It is a stellar nursery full of embryonic stars. This M20 Nebulae cloud is about 8 light years away from the nebula's central star. About 0.75 light-years long stellar jet emitted from the head of the clouds. Young stellar object deep within the cloud is the source of clouds. Exhaust gasses of star formation produce jets. Jet glow due to radiation from the nebula's central star. A finger-like stalk to the right of the jet can be seen. It points from the head of the dense cloud directly toward the star that powers the Trifid nebula. prominent example of an evaporating gaseous globules, or 'EGGs' is shown in this stalk. The stalk has survived because its tip is a knot of gas that is dense enough to resist being eaten away by the powerful radiation from the star. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in 2005 discovered 30 embryonic stars and 120 newborn stars not seen in visible light images.

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