Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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Astro-image of the day: Eagle Nebula

This is the image that made me really fall in love with the Hubble telescope:

Click the image to see the story and a movie.

Gorgeous image of this emission nebula, a.k.a. IC 4703 - though it's usually associated with the open cluster, M16. The tops of those "pillars" are star-forming regions. Here's a close-up of one such area:


If you follow the links above by clicking the images, you can get tons more information and images for this amazing object.

Best,
Chris
Tags: astronomy
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