Space Tornadoes, Baby Stars, and Ancient Galaxies
Photo: NASA / JPL-Caltech
The Trifid Nebula
The Trifid Nebula, 5,400 light-years from Earth in the constellation Sagittarius, hosts stars at all stages of life, surrounded by gas and dust. Spitzer's IRAC camera studies how stars mature and how their stellar life cycle affects their surrounding environment.