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News Release 415 of 954

April 25, 2005 12:01 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-12

Hubble Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Spectacular New Images

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Image: Eagle Nebula (M16) Pillar Detail: Portion of Base

Eagle Nebula (M16) Pillar Detail: Portion of Base

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A detail of the Eagle Nebula (M16) showing a portion of a pillar of gas and dust. Denser clouds are silhouetted against glowing gas and material reflecting light from nearby stars.

Object Names: Eagle Nebula, M16, NGC 6611, IC 4703

Image Type: Astronomical

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

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