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  • Mona Evans

    "Pillars of Creation" in the Eagle Nebula in the constellation Serpens. The “pillars” in this iconic Hubble Space Telescope image are enormous clouds of gas and dust, the largest of them seven light years long. Stars are being formed within them. ©Mona Evans, "Heavenly Aviaries – Bird Constellations" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art33297.asp

  • Lilli Morris

    "Pillars of Creation" is a photograph taken by the Hubble Telescope of elephant trunks of interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula, some 7,000 light years from Earth.[1] They are so named because the gas and dust are in the process of creating new stars, while also being eroded by the light from nearby stars that have recently formed.[2] Taken April 1, 1995, it was named one of the top ten photographs from the Hubble by Space.com.[3] The astronomers responsible for the photo were Jeff ...

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