NASA's 'Pillars of Creation'
- The original image, captured in 1995. Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI, and J. Hester and P. Scowen (Arizona State University)
- "The near-infrared light can penetrate much of the gas and dust, revealing stars behind the nebula as well as hidden away inside the pillars," says NASA. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
- The new, enhanced version captured last year using Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)