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The Trifid Nebula (M 20 or NGC 6514) belongs to the constellation of the Sagittarius in our Milky Way galaxy. It contains both red emission nebulae and blue reflection nebulae. It seems to be divided by dark gaps, hence the name ("divided into three lobes"). Undated photo, probably from the 1980s.

The Trifid Nebula (M 20 or NGC 6514) belongs to the constellation of the Sagittarius in our Milky Way galaxy. It contains both red emission nebulae and blue reflection nebulae. It seems to be divided by dark gaps, hence the name ("divided into three lobes"). Undated photo, probably from the 1980s. Stock Photo
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2756 x 1808 px | 23.3 x 15.3 cm | 9.2 x 6 inches | 300dpi

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Trifid Nebula (M 20). "The Trifid Nebula (M 20 or NGC 6514) belongs to the constellation of the Sagittarius in our Milky Way galaxy. It contains both red emission nebulae and blue reflection nebulae. It seems to be divided by dark gaps, hence the name (""divided into three lobes""). Undated photo, probably from the 1980s.". Date created: 01/01/1980-31/12/1989