NASA reports that the Hubble Space Telescope for the first time transmitted unique images taken in the Eagle Nebula. This stretch of outer space is notable for the fact that it has a fantastic formation of dense gas clouds. It is called the Pillars of Creation. The ordinary human eye is not able to see this distant cosmic object. And many modern telescopes cannot provide the opportunity to see the Pillars of Creation, because their power is not enough.
The pillars of Creation are a distant luminous point. It emits a radiation background, which makes the space object visible glow. The Hubble telescope was able to capture both spectra - radiation and infrared. This gives astronomers an amazing opportunity to see distant worlds.
With the help of Hubble, they were able to get clear and clear images of the Pillars of Creation that are in the Eagle Nebula. Observing this fantastic cosmic world, astronomers were able to see formations in infrared light. It can penetrate through dark dust clouds and gas formations. And thanks to these technologies, it was possible to get an amazing view of the fantastic space objects.
They are a multi-coloured glow of dense gas clouds, which are formed from dark comic dust with a reddish tint. The dust and gas in the pillars are reflected in reddish tones, it is formed by the intense radiation of young stars and massive neighbouring stars destroyed by strong winds.
Images taken by the telescope have maximum contrast and give astronomers an idea of how the structure of gas formations changes over time. In one of the images, areas of outer space dotted with bright stars are visible, they are formed in the Pillars themselves.
The outlines of their columns seem almost ghostly, but the density of the gas in these areas is quite high. Astronomers at the Pillars of Creation recognized clusters of interstellar galactic gas in the Eagle nebula.
It is located at a distance of about 7 thousand light-years from Earth. The first time to take a picture of this unique site in deep space was possible in April 1995. It was received by student astronomers Jeff Hester and Paul Scowen, who at that time were students of Arizona State University.