A Montage of Three Hubble Views of the Pillars in the Eagle Nebula (click for a larger version)


This montage shows three Hubble views of the pillars in the Eagle Nebula. On the left is the classic 1995 image that was nicknamed "The Pillars of Creation." The center image is an updated visible-light view taken in 2014 (though released at the start of 2015). The right image is an infrared view, also from 2014/2015.

Credit (left): NASA, ESA, STScI, J. Hester and P. Scowen (Arizona State University)

Credit (center and right): NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

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