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Hubble image of the Eagle Nebula where new stars are being formed
NASA / Space Telescope Science Institute
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Eagle Nebula Closeup

This Hubble image shows the top of a column of gas in the Eagle Nebula, also known as M16. This nebula is an active stellar nursery where new stars are being born. The stars form in Evaporating Gaseous Globules, also known as EGGs. The EGGs are visible in the image as small pillar-shaped formations on the edge of the nebula.

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