The Eagle Nebula is a large structure called “pillars”. Those massive piles of gas and dust did not get swept away by the stellar wind and radiation of the cluster Messier 16 in the centre of the structure.
With more detailed images of the Hubble telescope (link) you can see small structures, which are called Evaporation Gas Globule (EGG). In these EGGs new stars are born.
The Eagle Nebula is probably already destroyed by a supernova. But the light of the destruction will reach us not for another 1,000 years.
Infrared image from the Milky Way Project.