View Full Version : Chandra Gives Another Look at the Pillars of Creation

2007-Feb-16, 01:53 AM
Probably the most famous photograph every taken by the Hubble Space Telescope is of the "Pillars of Creation"; a star forming region inside the Eagle Nebula (aka M16). ...

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2007-Feb-19, 12:15 PM
Why are the x-ray sources displayed in these multicolours? Do the colours give us any information about the source's, or are are they just to make the picture look "pretty" ?

2007-Feb-20, 12:43 AM
As I recall, different wavelengths of light are assigned different colors, like channels. These can tell what gases are present that produce the x-rays.

2007-Feb-20, 10:47 AM
So are the x-rays produced by gasses?