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Hubble Spots Stellar Sibling Rivalry In Trifid Nebula

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November 10, 1999
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A new Hubble Space Telescope image of the Trifid Nebula reveals a stellar nursery being torn apart by radiation from a nearby, massive star. This stellar activity is a great example of how the life cycles of stars like our Sun are intimately connected with their more powerful siblings.

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the Trifid Nebula reveals a stellar nursery being torn apart by radiation from a nearby, massive star. The picture also provides a peek at embryonic stars forming within an ill-fated cloud of dust and gas, which is destined to be eaten away by the glare from the massive neighbor. This stellar activity is a beautiful example of how the life cycles of stars like our Sun are intimately connected with their more powerful siblings.


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Space Telescope Science Institute. (1999, November 10). Hubble Spots Stellar Sibling Rivalry In Trifid Nebula. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/11/991110062355.htm
Space Telescope Science Institute. "Hubble Spots Stellar Sibling Rivalry In Trifid Nebula." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/11/991110062355.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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