Happy Holidays with the Regal Eagle

Happy Holidays with the Regal Eagle

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Fast Facts
News release ID: STScI-2005-12
Release Date: Nov 30, 2006
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

Appearing like a winged fairy-tale creature poised on a pedestal, this object is actually a billowing tower of cold gas and dust rising from a stellar nursery called the Eagle Nebula. The soaring tower is 9.5 light-years or about 57 trillion miles high.

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Tags
Annotated, Artwork, Astronomical, Emission Nebulae, Hubble Heritage, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Nebulae

Credits

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