James Webb captures stellar portrait of Pillars of Creation
The James Webb Space Telescope’s infrared vision cuts through the Pillars’ dense dust to reveal myriad stars forming within.
By Jake Parks | Published: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Astronomy Magazine.
The Hubble Space Telescope's view of the Pillars of Creation (left) in the Eagle Nebula reveals details about the plentiful dust in and around the iconic object. Meanwhile, the James Webb Space Telescope's near-infrared image of the Pillars of Creation (right) largely cuts through that visible-light-obscuring dust, revealing numerous young red stars embedded within the Pillars. The background sky around the Pillars is also seen more clearly.