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Majestic 'Pillars of Creation' revealed in new light

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 01/18/2012 @ 6:33 pm In Diversions,Faith | No Comments

(MSNBC) — The Hubble Space Telescope’s “Pillars of Creation” picture is arguably the best-known astronomical image of the 20th century, but can you spot the pillars in the 21st-century version? Those well-known towers of gas and dust are dwarfed by the full majesty of the Eagle Nebula in a view that’s based on far-infrared observations from the European Space Agency’s Herschel Space Observatory, plus X-ray readings from the XMM-Newton probe.


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