A fascinating branch of science includes the unknown of space. This kind of exploration is very popular seeing as this field of study has existed since the beginning of time. Also, the universe is forever changing, which allows constant exploration for scientists. Even though every day now people are discovering more and more interesting facts about the universe, the one mind blowing ocular speculation still fascinates people to this very day. This would be the Eagle Nebula.
This massive sight pleasing cloud of stars was discovered by Jean-Phillippe de Cheseaux in 1945-46. It is located in the Serpens constellation and is estimated to be 5.5 million years old. A nebula is an interstellar cloud of stars that is made up of hydrogen, helium, and other ionized gases. This nebula was decided to be named the Eagle Nebula due to its odd formation of an eagle. This gorgeous cluster of star clouds in also a part of the Pillars of Earth. These are formations of other nebulas that form large stalagmite-resembling pillars protruding from the bottom of the nebula.
Here’s a video that further shows some pictures that were not only discovered by NASA and taken by the Hubble space telescope:
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