The Hubble Space Telescope revisited the iconic “Pillars of Creation” region of the Eagle Nebula to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The so-called “pillars” are actually large clouds of gas in the nebula. The telescope originally photographed the “Pillars of Creation” in 1995, but the new image captures a wider high-definition view. It also uses near-infrared light as well as visible light to give a penetrating look into the formation.
image via NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team