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Post by Dragon Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:01 pm

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Credit: NASA/CXC/INAF/M.Guarcello et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI

The Eagle Nebula, also known as Messier 16, contains the young star cluster NGC 6611. It also the site of the spectacular star-forming region known as the Pillars of Creation, which is located in the southern portion of the Eagle Nebula.

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Theyre known as the Pillars of Creation, but according to recent Spitzer observations these ghostly apparitions have already met their own destruction.


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Hubble has not just one image for us, but two: as well as the new visible-light image the telescope used infrared light to produce a second breathtaking picture of the region.

Between them these images show the pillars in more detail than ever before.


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