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Firing Up the Blue Brain -A Galaxy Classic

The 'Unbearable Beauty' of the Eagle Nebula


The Eagle Nebula (also known as Messier Object 16, M16 or NGC 6611),  one of the most famous and easily recognized space objects, is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens, discovered by Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux in 1745-46. It is associated with a diffuse emission nebula, or H II region, of active current star formation is about 7,000 light-years distant. and the famed "Pillars of Creation" is a large region of star formation.


Unbearable beauty here too, only sexier:

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