NASA’s Webb Takes Star-Filled Portrait of Pillars of Creation

NASA’s Webb Takes Star-Filled Portrait of Pillars of Creation

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The Pillars of Creation are set off in a kaleidoscope of color in NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s near-infrared-light view. 

The pillars look like arches and spires rising out of a desert landscape, but are filled with semi-transparent gas and dust, and ever changing. 

This is a region where young stars are forming – or have barely burst from their dusty cocoons as they continue to form.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope made the Pillars of Creation famous with its first image in 1995, but revisited the scene in 2014 to reveal a sharper, wider view in visible light, shown above at left

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