This object is a billowing tower of cold gas and dust rising from a stellar nursery called the Eagle Nebula. The Eagle nebula is giving birth to stars, light-years distant from us, the soaring tower is light-years or about 90 trillion kilometers tall.
M 45 The well known Pleiades star cluster is slowly destroying part of a passing cloud of gas and dust. The Pleiades is the brightest open cluster of stars on Earth's sky and can be seen from almost any northerly location with the unaided eye.
Close up within NGC 6188 showing immense gas and dust filaments, using false color to reveal sulfur, hydrogen and oxygen in red, green and blue. NGC 6188 is located about light-years from Earth toward the constellation Ara.