Source: ESA/Hubble Photo Release heic1501
The Pillars of Creation.
Image credit: NASA, ESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured many breathtaking images of the Universe, but one snapshot stands out from the rest: the Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation. In 1995 Hubble’s iconic image revealed never-before-seen details in the giant columns and now the telescope is kickstarting its 25th year in orbit with an even clearer, and more stunning, image of these beautiful structures.