The Pillars of Creation: Hubble’s 25th Anniversary

The Hubble Space Telescope’s just had its 25th Anniversary of bringing us the greatest Astronomical images the world has ever seen.  To celebrate, the Hubble team revisited one of Hubble’s most iconic images by pointing the cameras at the Eagle nebula once more.  The image, dubbed the ‘Pillars of Creation’ show columns of star forming gas and dust, where the proverbial ‘magic’ happens.

But let’s begin with the old image, taken in 1995, so we can compare the differences between then and now.

Credit: HST/NASA

And now the newest image.

Credit: NASA/HST

Quite a striking difference.  Like a fine wine, Hubble has only gotten better with age.

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