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Image taken by Mid-Infrared Camera (MIRI), Co-PI George Rieke, Steward Observatory

NASA’s Webb Takes Star-Filled Portrait of Pillars of Creation

This glittering view of the Pillars of Creation was delivered by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s Near-Infrared Camera – and it begs to be examined pixel by pixel. The scene may look both familiar and entirely new – NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope viewed it first in 1995 and followed up in 2014, and many other telescopes have stared deeply at this scene. Learn more.

Hubble Image: Rodger Thompson and his colleagues at the UA and other universities first proposed NICMOS for the Hubble Space Telescope in 1984. UA team members include John Hill, Frank Low, Donald McCarthy Jr., Marcia Rieke (deputy principal investigator), Glenn Schneider, and Erick Young.

Webb Highlights the Velvet-Like Lining of Dust Throughout This Star-Forming Region, Including Shells Around Actively Forming Stars

Why the James Webb Space Telescope’s Amazing ‘Pillars of Creation’ Photo Has Astronomers Buzzing

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