This object is a billowing tower of cold gas and dust rising from a stellar nursery called the Eagle Nebula. The Eagle nebula is giving birth to stars, light-years distant from us, the soaring tower is light-years or about 90 trillion kilometers tall.
Located light-years away, NGC 3576 is a gigantic region of glowing gas about 100 light-years across, where stars are currently forming. Intense radiation and winds from the massive stars are shredding the clouds creating dramatic scenery.
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has once more turned its attention towards the magnificent Eagle Nebula (Messier This picture shows the northwestern part of the region, well away from the centre, and features some very bright young stars that for
This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix nebula, a cosmic starlet often photographed by amateur astronomers for its vivid colors and eerie resemblance to a giant eye. 36 / 40 Photo by Comets Kick up Dust in Helix Nebula;