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In the Center of the Trifid Nebula -  Clouds of glowing gas mingle with dust lanes in the Trifid Nebula, a star forming region toward the constellation of the Archer (Sagittarius). In the center, the three prominent dust lanes that give the Trifid its name all come together. Mountains of opaque dust appear on the right, while other dark filaments of dust are visible threaded throughout the nebula.

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Jan. 2013 - In the Center of the Trifid Nebula - Clouds of glowing gas mingle with dust lanes in the Trifid Nebula - Image Credit: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope, Martin Pugh;