James Webb Space Telescope captures new details of iconic ‘Pillars of Creation’
The James Webb Space Telescope captured a highly detailed snapshot of the so-called Pillars of Creation
a vista of three looming towers made of interstellar dust and gas that’s speckled with newly formed stars.
The area, which lies within the Eagle Nebula about 6,500 light-years from Earth
had previously been captured by the Hubble Telescope in 1995, creating an image deemed “iconic” by space observers.
The Webb telescope used its Near-Infrared Camera, also called NIRCam
give astronomers a new, closer look at the region, glimpsing through some of the dusty plumes to reveal more infant stars that glow bright red.
Since Hubble first imaged the area in the 1990s,