Pillars of Creation
The Pillars of Creation are a region within the Eagle Nebula's M16, also known as the "Star Queen Nebula," where it is believed new stars and planetary systems are forming. These pillars, made up of hydrogen, helium, and other elements, are being shaped by the intense ultraviolet radiation and winds from the massive, young stars called the "Trapezium," which are stripping away outer layers of gas and dust to reveal denser material. The Pillars of Creation serve as a stunning example of star and planetary system formation and have become a widely recognized and iconic image of the universe.This is the newest photograph by the James Web Telescope.
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