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Pillars of Creation

The Eagle Nebula is a large structure called “pillars”. Those massive piles of gas and dust did not get swept away by the stellar wind and radiation of the cluster Messier 16 in the centre of the structure. 58 more words

Is there a lurker in the Solar System?

The Solar System is much bigger than we learned in school, with a more complicated history.

This famous photograph shows a portion of the Eagle Nebula, about 7,000 lightyears away from us but still within the Milky Way Galaxy.  678 more words

From ESO: "Pillars of Destruction"

European Southern Observatory

Region R44 in the Carina Nebula

Colourful Carina Nebula blasted by brilliant nearby stars

2 November 2016
Anna Faye McLeod
Garching bei München, Germany… 918 more words

Basic Research

Eagle Nebula

Similar to the famous pictured, pillars of creation, this picture is in the same Eagle Nebula. In fact, if you look closely at the center of the photo you can see them. 17 more words


Herschel's View of the Eagle Nebula

The famous Hubble Space Telescope image of the Pillars of Creation,the light-years long star forming columns of cold gas and dust inside the Eagle Nebula is inset on the left. 46 more words


The Pillars of Creation

One of the iconic Hubble images is the one on the left which shows a portion of the Eagle Nebula known as the Pillars of Creation. 114 more words


A Christmas Story

Perched upon one of the pillars of creation, the eagle spread its wings and gazed across the valley of night. Stardust formed clouds of glittering lights, decorating the dark depths of the nebula. 321 more words