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Trifid Nebula - M20

Clouds of glowing gas mingle with dust lanes in the Trifid Nebula, a star forming region that spans 10 light years and is 9000 light years from Earth. In the center, the three prominent dust lanes that give the Trifid its name all come together.

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This photo was taken in the Augustana Observatory on July 6, 2001 at 3:52 am. Here is the photo gallery maintained by Spaceweather.com.

A New Family of Magnetic Molecules

Researchers mixed organic nitrogen-rich compounds with nickel atoms and water.

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Comet Ikeya-Zhang.  Taken on Apr. 4, 2002 by Gerald Rhemann of Austria.

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