Eagle Nebula: 2014 Hubble WFC3/UVIS Image

Eagle Nebula: 2014 Hubble WFC3/UVIS Image

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News release ID: STScI-2015-01
Release Date: Jan 5, 2015
Image Use: Copyright
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Hubble revisited its iconic "Pillars of Creation" image with this sharper and wider view of pillars in the Eagle Nebula. The towering pillars are about 5 light-years tall, bathed in the blistering ultraviolet light from a group of young, massive stars located off the top of the image. Stars are being born deep inside the pillars, which are made of cold hydrogen gas laced with dust.

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NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)