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"X"-ploring the Eagle Nebula and "Pillars of Creation"

12 Jul 2018, 17:11 UTC
X-ray: NASA/CXC/INAF/M.Guarcello et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI

The Eagle Nebula, also known as Messier 16, contains the young star cluster NGC 6611. It also the site of the spectacular star-forming region known as the Pillars of Creation, which is located in the southern portion of the Eagle Nebula.

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