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;
/ NGC Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius. Its name means 'divided into 3 lobes.' The object is an unusual combination of an open cluster of stars; an emission nebula; a reflection nebula & a dark nebula about 5200 light years away.
Everyone is always wondering why I smile for no apparent reason, I smile mostly because I notice stuff that I think is amusing, and no one else notices. Sometimes I smile to cover the tears. But mostly I smile because I think someone else needs one.