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on Nov 24, 2012

Eagle nebula pillars

The Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula, 7000 light-years away. In this Hubble Space Telescope image, dark molecular clouds, several light-years long, are being sculpted by the winds from nearby young stars. The green and blue light comes from hydrogen and oxygen gas, respectively, that surround the clouds. Credit: NASA, Jeff Hester, and Paul Scowen (Arizona State University)

The Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula, 7000 light-years away.  In this Hubble Space Telescope image, dark molecular clouds, several light-years long, are being sculpted by the winds from nearby young stars. The green and blue light comes from hydrogen and oxygen gas, respectively, that surround the clouds. Credit: NASA, Jeff Hester, and Paul Scowen (Arizona State University)

Eagle nebula pillars