Mounted image 032: The ISAAC infrared images of Messier 16

An image of the Eagle Nebula, also known as Messier 16, with its photogenic, dusty ­pillars rising through background and foreground stars. A number of red objects can be seen associated with the pillars; some of these are just background sources seen through the dust, but some are probably young stars embedded in the pillars.


ESO/M.McCaughrean & M.Andersen (AIP)

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Release date:15 March 2011, 17:55
Dimensions:30 cm (W) x 36.2 cm (H) x 1 cm (D)
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