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Trifid of the North | Space Wallpaper

NGC 1579 Northern Trifid space wallpaper
Unlike the venomous fictional plants that share its name, the Trifid of the North as seen in this space wallpaper, poses no threat to your vision. (Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; Acknowledgement: Bruno Conti)

Unlike the venomous fictional plants that share its name, the Trifid of the North as seen in this space wallpaper, poses no threat to your vision. The Trifid of the North—otherwise known as the Northern Trifid or NGC 1579—is a large, dusty region that is currently forming new stars. This image was released June 2013.

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