On a background awash in blue and orange cloudy light stands a darker cloud with three pillars rising from it. The edges of the dark regions glow with white and light-blue light.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Published: January 5, 2015

Astronomers combined several Hubble Space Telescope images to create this view of the Pillars of Creation, which are about 5 light-years tall. The dark, finger-like feature at bottom right may be a smaller version of the giant pillars.

More information: https://hubblesite.org/contents/media/images/2015/01/3471-Image.html


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