NASA Pillars of Creation Infrared
Human eyes can see only a small portion of the range of radiation given off by the objects around us, or in other words, the wide array of radiation the electromagnetic spectrum, and the part we can see visible light. The Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of the Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation. Read more for a video and additional information.



In this image, the pillars are seen in infrared light, which strikes through obscuring dust and gas and unveil a more unfamiliar view of the cosmic wonder. The image everyone is familiar with shows the pillars in visible light.

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In this ethereal view the entire frame is peppered with bright stars and baby stars are revealed being formed within the pillars themselves. The ghostly outlines of the pillars seem much more delicate, and are silhouetted against an eerie blue haze,” said NASA.