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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

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

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?