NASA Reveals Stellar Images From The Eagle Nebula:
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) successfully provides the world with the views of outer space. These views include galaxies, stars, and other planets. It also consists of the nebulae where the stars are born. It also revealed NASA’s Pillars Of Creation.
The images captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope are becoming more exciting.
The Hubble Space Telescope:
In 1995, the Hubble Space Telescope took an iconic image of the Eagle nebula. It is located in the Serpens constellation. The Serpens constellation is over 6,500 light-years away from Earth.
The image highlights three finger-like pillars. However, scientists believe that stars are being formed. Hence, it is named ‘Pillars of Creation.’
NASA’s Pillars Of Creation: The Three Pillars
The pillars are several light-years in width and height. They are emitting cold hydrogen gas and cosmic dust.
The picture that is first taken in 1995 became the most iconic view of the cosmos. In 2015, astronomers relooked the picture. They finally assembled a more detailed image in visible light. The 1995 model is a composite of the compilation of three different views.
NASA Releases The Latest Picture:
NASA releases an image that looks stellar. The picture is taken in infrared light. This light helps in giving the pillars a spectacular bluish aureole.
NASA’s Pillars Of Creation:
NASA states that the pillars are seen in infrared light. The infrared light pierces through obscuring dust and gas. However, it unveils a more unfamiliar but a fantastic view of the pillars.
The better-known image is of the pillars in visible light. The picture also shows the formation of other stars in and around the Eagle nebula.
As ever higher quantities of gas and dust pile into a single, gravitationally-dense area. That area heats up under the weight of the gathering material. Due to this, it may turn into the seeds of a star, also called a “protostar.”
A protostar continues gathering mass and increases its temperature. This temperature will be enough to spark a nuclear reaction at its core. It will result in the birth of a full-fledged star.