Eagle Nebula or M6
|Automatic translation||Updated June 01, 2013|
The Space Telescope has photographed very often Eagle Nebula. The image acquired in 1995 was already showing fine detail within the pillars of gas, real stellar nurseries. From a distance it looks like an eagle.
The thin vertical column of dust forming stars that we see in the center of the image a little to the left, is known as the Fairy of Eagle Nebula.
Image: Eagle Nebula or M16.
Dust of the Eagle Nebula
This image shows a beautiful creature sculpted by stellar winds. This is actually a mirage tower blown cold gas and dust remover a stellar nursery called the Eagle Nebula. The slender tower measures 9.5 light-years, i.e. about 90,000 billion kilometers, about twice the distance from our Sun to the nearest star, Proxima Centauri. The stars of the Eagle Nebula are born in clouds of cold hydrogen gas. This is the light energy of these young stars sculpts beautiful scenery. This giant infernal tower of dust is a incubator cloud for those newborn stars. On top of the image, we see a torrent of ultraviolet light from hot young stars eroding the pillar of dust. Starlight emerging ended by illuminate the entire gas tower and a ghostly figure stands in the "mist" cosmic. The dark at the top of the image, representing the personage's shoulders, is a hydrogen cloud dense enough to withstand the pressure of stellar winds, but they will ultimately sweep of their flames, surrounding dust. Throughout the tower you can see the heavenly clouds so thick they may resist ultraviolet light winds from hot young stars.
The blue color at the top of the tower is emitted by oxygen while at the foot of the tower, in the lower region of red color, it is hydrogen that illuminates the pedestal of the personage.
Image: Tower swollen cold hydrogen and dust rises in the middle of a stellar nursery called the Eagle Nebula. This ghostly figure gas stands in the mist, like a three-dimensional structure. The stars keep growing when light energy of stellar winds push enough dust, separating them from their gas supply.
Pillars of the Creation
This image has become one of the most famous images in modern times. It was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995. It shows huge clouds of hydrogen gas and dust mass of 10 to 50 times the mass of the Sun, called the Pillars of Creation. These giant pillars extend for light years away and are so dense that the gravitational force inside, creates stars. At the top of each pillar, the intense radiation of bright stars, lights up the surrounding matter. In light of these dense stellar nurseries, highlights the magnificent monsters of dust from the Eagle Nebula. Recent observations of the Spitzer telescope, indicates that these superstructures of dust, are ephemeral and will eventually be blown away by the shock wave of a supernova. In the heart of the Eagle Nebula, we find large columns of dust. These columns contain, Bok globules (huge clouds of gas and dust mass of 10 to 50 times the mass of the Sun) where stars are born.
Image: The pillars of creation in the infrared, seen by Herschel and XMM-Newton.
Image: The Pillars of Creation in visible light seen by Hubble.