NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has captured the clearest photo ever of the ‘Pillars of Creation’ in space. These are towers of dust and gas between the stars in space. It is visible to a large extent in the James Webb Telescope. The thickness of the Pillars of Creation and their presence is visible in this picture. This structure is inside the Eagle Nebula, which is 6,500 light-years away from Earth. NASA’s Hubble Telescope first observed the Pillars of Creation in 1995.
The Hubble Telescope once again captured this picture in 2014. Releasing the new photo, NASA said, ‘The James Webb Telescope has photographed the iconic pillar of formation, where new stars are forming within dense clouds of gas and dust. These 3D pillars look like a stone structure. These pillars are made of cold interstellar gas and dust. This is the process of formation of a star. According to NASA, when lumps of dust and gas with enough mass form inside the pillars, they collapse under their own gravity. Because of this the gas gradually heats up, forming new stars.
stars in the picture
Red color is visible on some sides of this picture. According to NASA, the star has started gaining strength here and is slowly showing its brightness. It is seen in this picture that there is a lot of stars from behind the Pillars of Creation. No sky Ganga is visible in this far. NASA said that there are clouds of dust and gas in the center of our Milky Way Galaxy, but they block telescopes from seeing in deep space, whereas this is not happening in the Pillars of Creation.
Why was the photo taken again?
The James Webb Space Telescope is the most powerful telescope ever built. This picture becomes very important so scientists can improve their understanding of the Pillars of Creation. The Hubble Telescope’s photo was of the work of scientists, but it did not get better results like James Webb. NASA said the new picture of Webb will help researchers improve their model of star formation.