Baby Stars Erupt to Life in Trifid Nebula

In a recently-released view of the beautiful Trifid Nebula, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) takes an intimate look into the effects of star birth inside the cloud of dust and gas.

February 3, 2014
2:57 PM EST
The Trifid Nebula as observed by the Wide-Field Imager camera attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in northern Chile. | ESO