Star-Forming Gas Pillars in the Eagle Nebula (M16)

Star-Forming Gas Pillars in the Eagle Nebula (M16)

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News release ID: STScI-1995-44
Release Date: Nov 2, 1995
Image Use: Copyright
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Columns of hydrogen gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula provide incubators for new stars. The tallest pillar, on the left, is about four light years long.

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NASA, ESA, STScI, J. Hester and P. Scowen (Arizona State University)