Pan over Pillars of Creation — Infrared

This video pans over the new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation.

This image is taken in infrared light, which penetrates much of the obscuring dust and gas and unveils a more unfamiliar view of the pillars.

In this ethereal view the entire frame is peppered with bright stars and baby stars are revealed being formed within the pillars themselves. The ghostly outlines of the pillars seem much more delicate, and are silhouetted against an eerie blue haze.

Credit:

NASAESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team

About the Video

Id:heic1501c
Release date:5 January 2015, 23:15
Related releases:heic1501
Duration:20 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Eagle Nebula, M 16, Messier 16
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Category:Nebulae

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