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August Photo Challenge Day 12 - Food
Well, today’s dinner is colourful, delicious and healthy on such a hot summer day so why not turn it into today’s challenge? I guess arranging it went okay. I normally just eat without taking care how it looks
I don’t like coffee, so here’s to my summer cucumber lemonade.
Messier 20 and 21
The beautiful Trifid Nebula, also known as Messier 20, is easy to find with a small telescope in the nebula rich constellation Sagittarius. About 5,000 light-years away, the colorful study in cosmic contrasts shares this well-composed, nearly 1 degree wide field with open star cluster Messier 21 (right). Trisected by dust lanes the Trifid itself is about 40 light-years across and a mere 300,000 years old. That makes it one of the youngest star forming regions in our sky, with newborn and embryonic stars embedded in its natal dust and gas clouds. Estimates of the distance to open star cluster M21 are similar to M20’s, but though they share this gorgeous telescopic skyscape there is no apparent connection between the two. In fact, M21’s stars are much older, about 8 million years old.
Image Credit & Copyright: Emanuele Petrilli