This area is known as the “Pillars of Creation” in the Eagle Nebula
It is the birthplace of many stars.
One of the most famous and analyzed astronomical objects is the Eagle Nebula. This nebula is also known as Messier 16 or M16, NGC6611, Star Queen Nebula and The Spire. The nebula is a group of younger stars in the constellation Serpens. Of the Milky Way galaxy
The Eagle Nebula is located in the Sagittarius Arm.
Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux (1745-46)
It was first observed by.
It’s about 5700 from Earth
Light years away.
In 1995, the Hubble Space Telescope provided clearer images of the Eagle Nebula, giving astronomers more insight into the workings on the nebula.
One of these is the star formation region known as the “Pillars of Creation” mentioned above. The nebula contains many active star-forming gases and dust, including the pillars of creation.
When we look at the sky, we see the past. It can be said that the farther we look in the universe, the more we look to the past.
Light from the universe takes millions of years to reach Earth. Because they are so far away from the earth! What we actually see in the sky today is a very old form of stars! Moreover, some of them may now be black holes, the final stage of evolution.
The Hubble Space Telescope can observe places up to 13.4 billion light-years from Earth. In other words, Hubble can show us things that are 13.4 billion years old.
Briefly, what we see through Hubble today is the state of the Eagle Nebula 5700 years ago.
Hubble is a wonder; The Hubble Space Telescope was designed to observe extraterrestrial phenomena from the Earth’s orbit.