The Eagle Has Risen: Stellar Spire in the Eagle Nebula. A billowing tower of gas and dust rises from the stellar nursery known as the Eagle Nebula. This small piece of the Eagle Nebula is 57 trillion miles long trillion km).
The Tarantula nebula is located light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud in the Southern sky. Just above the centre of this image there is a huge cluster of very hot stars called The stars there are among the most massive stars we know.