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Star formation in the Pillars of Creation


The famous Eagle Nebula is shown here, in the famous 'Pillars of Creation' photograph captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Nebulae are powerhouses of star formation, and the various life cycles stars can go through surround this graphic. On the right, a massive star undergoes a supernova explosion and collapses into a black hole. On the left, smaller stars end their lives as relatively small white and black dwarfs.

This graphic will form part of the "The Living Universe" exhibition, to be displayed at the ESO Supernova, opening in spring 2018.

ESO/M. Kornmesser

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