The Eagle Has Risen: Stellar Spire in the Eagle Nebula. A billowing tower of gas and dust rises from the stellar nursery known as the Eagle Nebula. This small piece of the Eagle Nebula is 57 trillion miles long trillion km).
California Nebula - photo by Farmakopoulos Antonis - Drifting through the Orion Arm of the spiral Milky Way Galaxy, this cosmic cloud echoes the outline of California. Earth's Sun also lies within the Milky Way's Orion Arm, lt-yrs from California Nebula.
SwordOfOrion These stars represent Orion’s Belt. If you look closely, you’ll notice a curved line of stars “hanging” from the three Belt stars. These stars represent Orion’s Sword. Look for the Orion Nebula about midway down in the Sword of Orion