NASA discovery: 5 million years old star cluster Eagle Nebula NGC 6611; View image

NASA has recently captured a glimpse of the 5 million years old Eagle Nebula NGC 6611, which is a 5 million years old star cluster. Keep reading to find the photograph attached below.

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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken a picture of a star cluster that formed 5.5 million years ago. The name of this cluster is NGC 6611.

Recently, a star cluster formed five and a half million years ago was caught by NASA's Hubble Telescope. The space agency posted a photo of itself along with information about it on Instagram. NGC 6611, this cluster, has the Internet in a state of awe.

NASA's Hubble Telescope

Since its 1990 launch, NASA's Hubble Telescope has given scientists a wealth of fascinating data about space. This telescope has produced several discoveries, many of which are shared on Instagram and frequently attract a large number of followers. 

Glimpse of NGC 6611:

NGC 6611
NGC 6611 Instagram/NASA

Eagle Nebula - observations made

NASA Hubble informed in a post's caption that the Eagle Nebula, or M16, contains this #HubbleClassic image. The surrounding nebula glows due to the powerful UV flare of the cluster. 

Several bright-white, bluish, and orange stars glow with diffraction spikes, scattered across dark dust, according to the space agency's description of the image. In particular, the lower left quadrant shows black regions of gas and dust.

The areas of extremely dense gas and dust that are visible throughout are the dark patches that prevent light from flowing through. These could be the locations of recent star formation before the young stars emerge from their shadows and fill the sky.