What lights up this
castle of star formation?
Eagle Nebula glows bright in many colors at once.
The above image is a composite of three of these glowing gas colors.
Pillars of dark dust
nicely outline some of the denser
Energetic light from young massive stars
causes the gas to glow and effectively
boils away part of the
dust and gas from its
Many of these stars will
explode after several million years,
returning most of their elements back to
which formed them.
This process is forming an
open cluster of stars known as
Credit & Copyright:
Emanuele Colognato & Jim Wood