The Hubble Space Telescope Revisits the Iconic ‘Pillars of Creation’ to Celebrate Its 25th Anniversary

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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

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