NASA Webb telescope captures new image of ‘Pillars of Creation’

NASA Webb telescope captures new image of ‘Pillars of Creation’

The James Webb Space Telescope has captured a detailed picture of the Pillars of Creation.

It is a vista of three looming towers made of interstellar dust and gas that is covered by newly formed stars.

The area lies within the Eagle Nebula, about 6,500 light-years from Earth.

It was previously captured by the Hubble Telescope in 1995, developing an image that was considered “iconic” by space observers.

The Webb telescope used its Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) to give a new and closer look at the region to astronomers.

Webb is operated collaboratively by NASA, ESA and the Canadian Space Agency.

The $10 billion space observatory was launched in December 2021.

The Webb telescope was initially given a $1 billion total budget with a projected date of launch in 2010.