3D data visualisation of the Pillars of Creation

This visualisation of the three-dimensional structure of the Pillars of Creation within the star formation region Messier 16 (also called the Eagle Nebula) is based on new observations of the object using the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. The pillars actually consist of several distinct pieces on either side of the star cluster NGC 6611. In this illustration, the relative distance between the pillars along the line of sight is not to scale.

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Auðkenni:eso1518a
Tegund:Uppdráttur
Útgáfudagur:Apr 30, 2015, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1518
Stærð:4000 x 2700 px

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Nafn:M 16, Messier 16
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Fjarlægð:7000 ljósár
Flokkur:Nebulae

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