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Kimberly Arcand
Kimberly Arcand • 2 years ago

Made famous by the Hubble Space Telescope, the Eagle Nebula shows all its glory in this image made at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona. Right in the middle are dust columns that became known as the "Pillars of Creation". Here we see they are just part of a larger hollow shell of star formation, with a young star cluster at its centre. The colours represent light given off by glowing hydrogen (green), oxygen (blue) and sulphur (red). Credit: T.A.Rector/Univ of Alaska Anchorage et al

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The dominant colours in the image were produced by gas energized by the star cluster's powerful ultraviolet light. The blue colour at the top is from glowing oxygen. The red colon in the lower region is from glowing hydrogen. The Eagle Nebula image was taken in November 2004 with the Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)

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