The Eagle Nebula

above Image is hubble view of eagle nebula, those tremendous pillars of gas and dust are more than a light year in length (distance light travels in a year). Light travels from the sun to us in four minutes, all the way out to pluto in about 6 hours. That means are whole solar system (a sphere encompassing everything out to beyond pluto) would be the size of a pin head in this picture. click here or on picture for an even greater zoom shot

below Image is same eagle nebula through normal telescope, notice outlined region... does it look familiar?


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