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Pillars of Creation sparkle in James Webb Space Telescope’s new image

The Hubble Space Telescope made them famous, but the new James Webb Space Telescope is now truly bringing the iconic Pillars of Creation to life, revealing hundreds of newly born stars sparkling inside the famous dust clouds.

Located in the constellation Serpens, some 7,000 light-years away, the magnificent Pillars of Creation are column-shaped clouds of interstellar dust and gas that are part of the Eagle Nebula. The first image of them, taken in 1995 by the James Webb Space Telescope‘s predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope, stunned astronomers with its intimidating beauty. 

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