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Star EGGs in the Eagle Nebula

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#95301 by @ 23.10.2006 00:00 - nach oben -
Star EGGs in the Eagle Nebula

Where do stars form?

One place, star forming regions known as "EGGs", are
uncovered at the end of this giant
pillar of gas and
dust in the
Eagle Nebula (M16).

EGGs, short for
evaporating gaseous globules,
are dense regions of mostly molecular
gas that fragment and gravitationally collapse to form

Light from the hottest and brightest of these
new stars heats the end of
the pillar and causes further evaporation of gas -
revealing yet more >EGGs and more young stars.

This picture was taken by the
Wide Field and Planetary Camera on board the
Hubble Space Telescope.

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#95303 by @ 23.10.2006 07:28, edited @ 23.10.2006 07:29 - nach oben -
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#95311 by @ 23.10.2006 11:41 - nach oben -
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