Eagle

 

M16 Close Up

A star cluster around 2 million years young surrounded by natal clouds of dust and glowing gas, M16 is also known as The Eagle Nebula.

Apollo 11 Landing Panorama

Have you seen a panorama from another world lately?

Tranquility Base Panorama

On July 20, 1969 the Apollo 11 lunar module Eagle safely touched down on the Moon.

Apollo 11: Descent to the Moon

"You're Go for landing"!

Eagle Aurora over Norway

What's that in the sky? An aurora.

The Eagle Rises

Get out your red/blue glasses and check out this stereo view from lunar orbit.

from Swan to Eagle


Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Fairy of Eagle Nebula

The dust sculptures of the Eagle Nebula are evaporating. As powerful starlight whittles away these cool cosmic mountains, the statuesque pillars that remain might be imagined as mythical beasts.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: NGC 6188: The Dragons of Ara

Dark shapes with bright edges winging their way through dusty NGC 6188 are tens of light-years long.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: M16: In and Around the Eagle Nebula

From afar, the whole thing looks like an Eagle. A closer look at the Eagle Nebula, however, shows the bright region is actually a window into the center of a larger dark shell of dust.

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