‘Pillars of Creation’ image captured by James Webb Space Telescope

How do you make a stunning image even more incredible? Just ask the James Webb Space Telescope.

NASA’s $10 billion telescope has captured some dazzling images thousands of light-years away, and new images released Wednesday give us a fresh look at the famous Pillars of Creation, where young stars are formed.

The Pillars of Creation, about 6,500 light-years away in our galaxy’s vast Eagle Nebula, were first observed by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995, when the star-forming region appears with columns of “cool interstellar hydrogen gas and dust” that serve as incubators for new stars.

But the new images, taken with the telescope’s near-infrared camera, allow astronomers to see beyond the pillars and see almost everything that happens in the formation.

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