Eagle Nebula (M16) Pillar Detail: Portion of Top
August 22, 2005
A detail of the Eagle Nebula (M16) showing a portion of a pillar of gas and dust. Light from nearby bright, hot, young stars is sculpting the cloud into intricate forms and causing the gas to glow.
Topics: Astrophysics, Messier objects, Astronomy, Environment, M-16, NGC 6820 and NGC, Eagle Nebula, Universe, Serpens constellation, Carina Nebula, Nebula