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The Eagle Nebula (M16): Peering Into the Pillars of Creation (A nearby star-forming region about 7,000 light years from Earth.) by Smithsonian Institution, via Flickr

The Eagle Nebula Peering Into the Pillars of Creation (A nearby star-forming region about light years from Earth.), Chandra X-ray Observatory, X-ray: NASA/CXC/U.Colorado/Linsky et al. Optical: NASA/ESA/STScI/ASU/J.Hester & P.

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The "Black Eye" galaxy, so named because an ancient cosmic smashup produced a dark ring and a roiling, conflicted interior.  (Reuters / NASA)

The Black Eye Galaxy (Messier is a spiral galaxy with an apparent magnitude of lying approximately 24 million light years from Earth. It is sometimes also called the Sleeping Beauty Galaxy or Evil Eye Galaxy.