M16, Pillars of Creation in Infrared Light

Observing in infrared light, Hubble pierced through the obscuring gas and dust of M16’s Pillars of Creation. This ethereal image reveals the young stars that are being formed within the pillars. It also uncovers a myriad of background stars that were hidden at visible wavelengths. For more information about Hubble’s observations of M16, see: hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/2015/news-2015-01.html hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/2005/news-2005-12.html hubblesite.org/contents/media/images/1995/44/351-Image.html

Credits: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)