Observation • January 9th, 2007 • ssc2007-01c2
This infrared view of the Eagle Nebula is packed with drama, because it tells astronomers that a star in this region violently erupted, or went supernova, heating surrounding dust (orange). This view also reveals that the hot dust is shell shaped, another indication that a star exploded.This image was taken in 24-micron light.
About the Object
|Infrared||24.0 µm||Spitzer MIPS|