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Science Poster - Hubble

Science Poster - Hubble

Date: 06 July 2006
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Eagle Nebula, M 16, NGC 6611, Messier 16
Copyright: ESA, NASA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

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 90 trillion kilometres high, about twice the distance from our Sun to the next nearest star.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
23-Apr-2024 23:06 UT

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