The picture was taken on April 1, 1995 with the Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. The color image is constructed from three separate images taken in the light of emission from different types of atoms. Red shows emission from singly-ionized sulfur atoms. Green shows emission from hydrogen. Blue shows light emitted by doubly- ionized oxygen atoms.
Object Names: M16, Eagle Nebula, NGC 6611
An amazing handiwork of God, who sculpted these pillars from clouds of gas and dust on a scale we really can’t imagine! The tallest pillar on the left is approximately 4 light years tall! The Voyager spacecraft is travelling 40,000 M.P.H. and took 12 years to get to Pluto. If it were to travel from the bottom to the top of this pillar—it would take over 40,000 years at that speed!