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November 2, 1995 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1995-44

Embryonic Stars Emerge from Interstellar "Eggs"

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Eagle Nebula, M16
Object Description: Nebula
Position (J2000): R.A. 18h 18m 51.06s
Dec. -13° 49' 51.11"
Constellation: Serpens
Distance: 6,500 light-years (2,000 parsecs)
About the Data
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): April 1, 1995
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, J. Hester and P. Scowen (ASU)
Release Date: November 9, 1995