In celebration of Hubble’s 25th anniversary, NASA researchers decided to re-capture a new look at a classic star-forming region, originally captured in one of the most iconic space images ever taken.
Using it’s newest camera, Hubble snapped a wider, shaper, and HD view of the Eagle Nebula’s famous “Pillars of Creation”. The ‘pillars’ are in fact immense clouds of gas, super cooled and awash in the UV light from nearby starts which are both massive and young.
The area around the pillars is likely analogous to the same kind of environment in which our own star formed, over 4.5 billion years ago.
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