Eagle Nebula (M16) Pillar Detail: Portion of Top

Eagle Nebula (M16) Pillar Detail: Portion of Top

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News release ID: STScI-2005-12
Release Date: Apr 25, 2005
Image Use: Copyright
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A detail of the Eagle Nebula (M16) showing a portion of a pillar of gas and dust. Light from nearby bright, hot, young stars is sculpting the cloud into intricate forms and causing the gas to glow.


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Astronomical, Emission Nebulae, Hubble Heritage, Hubble Telescope, Nebulae

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NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)