View Full Version : Spitzer's Version of the Pillars of Creation

2005-Nov-11, 01:55 AM
SUMMARY: One of the most iconic images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope is of the Eagle Nebula, aka the "Pillars of Creation". NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has taken a similar photograph of a region in the Cassiopeia constellation called W5. This region is dominated by a single massive star blowing powerful solar winds. The surrounding dust and material has been cleared, and compacted into the pillars - these contain clusters of newborn stars.

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2005-Nov-18, 05:28 PM
Breathtaking. It's my new wallpaper.