Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Eagle Nebula

The Eagle Nebula got its name from the birdlike form that tops this massive pillar of gas and dust, as shown in this Hubble photo. A nursery for stars, the nebula is located 7,000 light-years away and is slowly being eroded by the ultraviolet light thrown off by young but massive stars nearby.


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Photo: Courtesy of NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)






Source:
Happy 15th Birthday, Hubble 
Amit Asaravala
Wired, 02:00 AM Apr. 25, 2005 PT

http://www.wired.com/news/space/0,2697,67304,00.html

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I htink it looks a little like an angel.????

Posted by: Jess | Apr 19, 2007 8:22:54 AM

that isnt the pillar where the eagle nebula got its name from. that does look more like an angel. in fact, i have a large tattoo of the eagle nebula with that pillar above and i had the artist form that pillar to look like an angel.

this is the eagle nebula:
http://www.floridamuseum.org/downloads/4_Eagle_Nebula.jpg

www.myspace.com/ryanfox99 and friend request me, the tattoo is in my photos section. all are welcome.

Posted by: ryan | Sep 22, 2007 5:03:52 PM

To me it looks like a Jackal from Halo....
http://s225.photobucket.com/albums/dd118/Def17019/?action=view&current=JN.jpg

Posted by: PJ | Nov 17, 2007 12:37:05 AM

I think it looks like something we've never seen before this is magnificent bejond words.....

Kim

Posted by: Kim | Nov 21, 2007 10:39:27 AM

the cosmos was created out of gas. This fact was revealed by God about 1400 years ago in the Islam's Holy Koran Chapter Fushilat verse 11 : And God turned to (creating) the sky and the sky was gas.

Posted by: mas udin | Nov 23, 2007 10:20:27 PM

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