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Majestic 'Pillars of Creation' revealed in new light

(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.