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Hands-On Universe

is an educational program that enables students to investigate the universe while applying tools and concepts from science, math, and technology. Using the Internet, HOU participants around the world request observations from an automated telescope, download images from a large image archive, and analyze them with the aid of user-friendly image processing software. (National Science Foundation)

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M16 (the Eagle Nebula) is imaged in clear and H alpha filters. It is a molecular gas cloud region in which new stars are forming.

The Eagle Nebula


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