NASA Releases Stunning Infrared Images Of ‘Pillars of Creation’ After More Than 20 Years
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured a breathtaking view of the Pillars of Creation located in a cluster of stars called the Eagle Nebula. This image was first captured in 1995, and we haven’t had another image since then. Till 2020, that is. Thanks to the Hubble Telescope, NASA was able to capture a new infrared image of Pillars of Creation after 20 plus years.
Making use of infrared light this time, NASA received a vivid picture that shows infrared light piercing through dust and gas, creating a wondrous blueish shadow.
“Here, the pillars are seen in infrared light,” said NASA editor Yvette Smith in a statement. “Which pierces through obscuring dust and gas and unveil a more unfamiliar — but just as amazing — view of the pillars. The better-known image is of the pillars in visible light.”