Eagle Nebula is in What galaxy ?

Eagle Nebular in what galaxy

Eagle Nebula is in what galaxy?

Eagle Nebular is catalogued as Messier 16 (a cluster of stars) or M16, and as NGC 661. It is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens. Eagle nebular name is derived from eagle shape it resemblace.

Eagle nebular is part of IC 4703 a diffuse emission nebula or HII region. This region contains the picturesque Columns of Creation. The IC 4703 cluster is estimated to be 5.5 million years old and the nebula is a bit older. The nebula is about 55 x 70 light years. The Eagle Nebula is in in the Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way galaxy.

The most famous hubble space Telescope picture captures the star-forming gas and dust within eagle nubular where young stars are emerging as shown in the edges of interstellar dust.

This Eagle Nebular star formation image point to the fact that us human beings are all made of interstellar dust--which is profound and humbling.

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