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And I dream I'm an Eagle…

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posted on Jul, 18 2009 @ 11:56 AM
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And I dream I'm an Eagle…


blogs.discovermagazine.com

The European Southern Observatory just released this gorgeous image of the Eagle Nebula:

The Eagle is a sprawling cloud of gas and dust that is actively forming stars — it was made famous by the Hubble image of the dark clouds in the center which were called The Pillars of Creation. This ESO image was taken with a 2.2 meter telescope in Chile, and covers an impressive area of the sky equal to the size of the full Moon! The colors here are false, the image is in the near infrared (though the press release does not state what other filters were used, frustratingly [UPDATE: I have been infor
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posted on Jul, 18 2009 @ 11:57 AM
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www.eso.org...

Hi-Res version (149 MB tiff!) - www.eso.org...

Fantastic image with magnificent detail!

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posted on Jul, 18 2009 @ 12:09 PM
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That is truly a beautiful image,




posted on Jul, 18 2009 @ 01:23 PM
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I'll see your Eagle and raise you one Carina Nebula...



If the file is too large, look here.

The Triangulum Galaxy is a favorite that pales into insignificance next to Carina...awesome


A good thread by Karl12 shares a lot of breathtaking images of galaxies, stars and us...Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot




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