Hubble Studies the Pillars of Creation

On a background awash in blue and orange cloudy light stands a darker cloud with three pillars rising from it. The edges of the dark regions glow with white and light-blue light.
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
CreditNASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Historical DateJanuary 5, 2015
Language
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Astronomers combined several Hubble Space Telescope images to create this view of the Pillars of Creation, which are about 5 light-years tall. The dark, finger-like feature at bottom right may be a smaller version of the giant pillars.