James Webb Space Telescope Photographs Pillars of Creation


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The James Webb Space Telescope, owned by NASA, has captured truly remarkable images of new stars forming within dense clouds of gas and dust.


The images show three-dimensional pillars that resemble rock formations, but the columns are made up of cool interstellar gas and dust.


NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope first captured images of the Pillars of Creation in 1995, but these new images will aid researchers in modelling star formations by identifying precise counts of newly formed stars.


The images are from the Eagle Nebula which is 6,500 light-years away.


The James Webb Space Telescope is the largest optical telescope in space and was launched in 2021.