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Eagle Nebula by LonelyFullMoon Eagle Nebula by LonelyFullMoon
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Because a bit of astronomy is never too much:

This astonishing cloud of dust, hydrogen and other gases is located in the constellation Serpens, about 7000 light-years distant from the Earth, and is one of the most known nebulae. 
It's a young cluster of stars, only 5,5 million year old.
Its name comes from the cloud that resembles an eagle.

In the beginning of 1995, the Hubble Space Telescope took a photograph that became known as the Pillars of Creation inside the nebula and it shows a large area of star formation.
The biggest of these columns of gas and dust is about 7 light-years long.

Recent studies suggest that those pillars don't exist anymore. 6000 years ago they were destroyed by a supernova, but light takes time to travel and we might have to wait 1000 years to notice its extinction. 

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I've been researching astronomical stuff and a photo of the Eagle Nebula inspired me to do some simple illustration on my watercolour sketchbook - Ugh this paper takes so long to dry - The white area was done with my fingers because I think I am a brush.


Materials used: Winsor & Newton watercolours on watercolour sketchbook, water-brush, acrylic paint, coloured pencils.



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Meztli72 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww ^^
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Natamin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Ohhh I love it. Very cute. I very much like the backround :)
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Nora-Ella Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Super lovely and cute!
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NanaThatha Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student General Artist
i love this! nice colors too!
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OginZ Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Very nice! :aww:
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kric33 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
incredible!!!! So pretty :love:
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LonelyFullMoon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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Mitsuka-tunekitodesu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful :3
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LonelyFullMoon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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