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IC1396 , The Elephant Trunk Nebula , Is One Of The Youngest And Most Active Nebu ...

IC1396 , The Elephant Trunk Nebula , Is One Of The Youngest And Most Active Nebu ...

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Description: IC1396 , The Elephant Trunk Nebula , is one of the youngest and most active nebulae in our galaxy , lying at a distance of approximately 2000 light years from us This giant cloud of gas and dust is illuminated by a massive central star whose radiation is triggering star formation throughout the region This image , approximately 15 light years across , shows a prominent edge brightened limb , embedded deep within which , new stars are forming all the time

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