“The Pillars of Creation” is perhaps one of the most iconic astronomical images captured by Hubble in 1995. Multiple observatories have looked into this area after Hubble first discovered it and the new JWST was no exception. Thanks to its enormous power, it has opened up a whole new spectrum of possibilities for astronomers.
The pillars of creation are made up of hydrogen, helium and nitrogen in the Eagle Nebula. This photo, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, revealed three plumes that shoot out from center-left to right. They’re all about three light years long and 6500 light years far away. The dense region is cloudy and dusty with gas around it.
The ESA Herschel and XMM-Newton telescopes confirmed years later the formation of stars in the nebula. The original Hubble failed to prove the existence of new stars due to the darkness of floating dust, which allowed astronomers to venture inside those pillars where nuclear reactions form new stars.
In 2014, the SWIFT space observatory released a set of images of the Pillars that were captured using visible light. The photographs revealed much more detail but left many of them relatively opaque and obscured some of the forming stars. It must be said that the Eagle Nebula is located in a constellation in the constellation Serpent and one of the most beautiful spectacles in known space.
The James Webb Space Telescope was launched in October 2018 and is expected to observe new star formation that was not previously detected. It can also precisely measure the mass of stars, which is a co-product of their energy output.
The dense cluster of galaxies in the Virgo supercluster is most likely an outcome of gas and dust from the Milky Way’s interstellar medium combining with powerful jets of hydrogen to create a number of bow shocks and intense radiation.
Many people wonder about what will happen when the images are released. This particular image was taken by one of the missions of James Webb Space Telescope and will reveal more details about their high-resolution images. Allowing scientists to revise current models on star formation, this gives them more precise data on stars, gas, and dust. It also provides a better understanding of these “star nurseries,” how they’re born, and how reality works in general.