Pillars of Creation is a photograph taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of elephant trunks of interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula

What is Pillars of Creation?

They are so named because the gas and dust are in the process of creating new stars, while also being eroded by the light from nearby stars that have recently formed.

Taken on April 1, 1995, it was named one of the top ten photographs from Hubble by Space.com.

The image is noted for its global culture impact, with National Geographic noting on its 20th anniversary that the image had been featured on everything from "t-shirts to coffee-mugs"

The blue colors in the image represent oxygen, red is sulfur, and green represents both nitrogen and hydrogen.

The pillars are bathed in the scorching ultraviolet light from a cluster of young stars located just outside the frame.


Three highlighted towers giant, gaseous columns called the "Pillars of Creation.

This Hubble Space Telescope image shows the famous Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula, ,500 light-years away. The towering pillars of gas and dust are about 5 light-years tall.

Webb's new view of the Pillars of Creation will help researchers revamp their models of star formation by identifying far more precise star populations

The pillars appear in the middle of the circular platform after killing the respective boss