The Trifid Nebula is an H II region located in Sagittarius. Its name means 'divided into three lobes'. The object is an unusual combination of an open cluster of stars; an emission nebula, a reflection nebula, and a dark nebula. Distance to Earth: 5,200 light years.
Patagonia, Chile. Overlooking the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas is the world's southernmost city. You'll find maritime history in the port which is also the gateway to nature and wildlife of Chilean Patagonian.