Sunday, April 17, 2022

Star Formation

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Cosmology

Ed Hessler 

If you would like to know where stars form, Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) discusses the process in the Eagle Nebula, a spectacular body of interstellar clouds. It is 7,000 light years out. Here is the Wiki entry on nebulas.

The Hubble Space Telescope made visible an area known as the Pillars of Creation an area of active star formation, features that might remind you of geologic features known as stalagmites. There is the usual explanation and the links are really worth taking time to visit. This is not the first APOD entry of the Eagle Nebula.

You can see the APOD image here.

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