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sábado, 17 de janeiro de 2015

Pillars of Creation updated

The image above is very famous. It was taken in 1995, by the telescope Hubble and it shows columns made of interstellar dust and gas in the Eagle Nebula, localized 7 thousand light-years away. These specific region received its name because the columns are some sort of pillars (?!) and because these are areas where stars are known to be created.

Last year a new picture was taken, once again by Hubble, but this time with a better camera. You can see the result below.

Prettu amazing, no? If you wanna know more, NASA's website has the whole interpretation of the new photo.

And, if you have time, take a look at the imagens of the Eagle Nebula itself, like these one below, with the Pillars of Creation right at the center.