Webb’s new image from its near-infrared camera focuses on the massive Eagle Nebula 6,500 light-years from Earth.
The James Webb Space Telescope photograph them again so-called Pillars (or Pillars) of Creationan image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope first in 1995 and then in 2015, and which remains to this day one of the most iconic “scenes” of the universe.
The three “pillars” consist of dense clouds of cold interstellar gas and dust where new stars form. Webb’s new image from its near-infrared camera focuses on the massive Eagle Nebula 6,500 light-years from Earth.
This is what you’ve waited for.
Journey with us through Webb’s breathtaking view of the Pillars of Creation, where scores of newly formed stars glisten like dewdrops among floating, translucent columns of gas and dust: https://t.co/5ea1kCzU5x
Here’s your guided tour ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/jFiDDrMUPl
— NASA Hallo-Webb Telescope 🕸🕷🎃 (@NASAWebb) October 19, 2022
Webb is the largest and most powerful telescope ever launched into space, a collaboration between the US (NASA), the European (ESA) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).
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