Space image Eagle Nebula orange purple blue. Digital enhanced photo that looks amazing as large print or poster: http://matthias-hauser.artistwebsites.com/featured/space-image-eagle-nebula-orange-purple-bue-matthias-hauser.html Credit for the original image: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team.
"The Spire", within the Eagle Nebula. This tower of gas was approximately 60 TRILLION miles high! The Eagle Nebula may have been destroyed by another supernova, but it's so distant from Earth, it will be another millenium before we can see the light showing the destruction.
The Mountains of Creation nebula (W5) from the Spitzer space telescope. The image, dubbed the Mountains of Creation by astronomers, reveals hotbeds of star formation similar to the iconic Pillars of Creation within the Eagle Nebula, photographed in 1995 by the Hubble Space Telescope.
The Eagle Nebula (M16 or NGC 6611) is an open star cluster surrounded by the diffuse emission nebula and H II region IC 4703. This starburst region lies 6,500 light-years away in the Serpens constellation and is home of the famous “Pillars of Creation”.
This majestic view taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope tells an untold story of life and death in the Eagle nebula, an industrious star-making factory located 7,000 light-years away in the Serpens constellation. The image shows the region's entire network of turbulent clouds and newborn stars in infrared light.