Eagle Nebula

Messier 17: Omega Nebula

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Messier 17 (M17), also known as the Omega Nebula, is a famous star-forming nebula located in the southern constellation Sagittarius. The diffuse emission nebula lies near the constellation’s northern border with Scutum, at a distance of 5,000 to 6,000 light years from Earth. It has an apparent magnitude of 6.0.
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Pillars of Creation

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The Pillars of Creation are famous pillars of gas and dust found in one of the several star-forming regions of the Eagle Nebula, Messier 16. The region was named after a photograph taken by the Hubble Space Telescope on April 1, 1995.
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