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M16: Stars from Eagle's EGGs

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#72519 by @ 25.04.2005 00:00 - nach oben -
M16: Stars from Eagle's EGGs

Explanation: Newborn stars are forming in the Eagle Nebula. This image, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995, shows evaporating gaseous globules (EGGs) emerging from pillars of molecular hydrogen gas and dust. The giant pillars are light years in length and are so dense that interior gas contracts gravitationally to form stars. At each pillars' end, the intense radiation of bright young stars causes low density material to boil away, leaving stellar nurseries of dense EGGs exposed. The Eagle Nebula, associated with the open star cluster M16, lies about 7000 light years away.

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#72599 by @ 25.04.2005 19:47 - nach oben -
mit etwas phantasie dürften das zwei Ratten im 'Männchen'-stand sein. Synchron versteht sich, wobei die linke etwas grössere älter aussieht.

Aber ebä, am Eagle_Eye sini "EGG's" mönd jo kaputt usgseh.
#72722 by @ 26.04.2005 14:29 - nach oben -

und recht staubig.
#73054 by @ 29.04.2005 16:32 - nach oben -
hlz, wie chömet den die id APOD?