Head of Column No 4 in  Eagle Nebula
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Head of Column No. 4 in Eagle Nebula

April 26, 2005
This photo shows an enlarged view of the head of Column 4. This column is similar to the more familiar ones, but thus far less impacted by the massive stars in NGC6611. The two red nebulosities in the head signpost one or more young stars so deeply embedded that they cannot be seen directly in the VLT infrared image, only indirectly as they illuminate dust around them.

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