To celebrate Hubble’s 25th anniversary, scientists captured a new look at a star-forming
region seen in one of the space telescope’s most iconic images. Using
its latest camera, Hubble shows a wider and sharper view of the Eagle Nebula’s
“Pillars of Creation,” immense columns of cold gas bathed in the ultraviolet light of
nearby massive young stars. Such an environment likely reflects the same kind of setting
in which our sun formed 4.5 billion years ago.