The Pillars of Creation are so named because the gas and dust are in the process of creating new stars. Credit: NASA

The Hubble Space Telescope has once again taken a photo of the so-called “Pillars of Creation”, which resides in the Eagle Nebula, with three huge pillars of interstellar gas and dust. The distance to the Eagle Nebula is about 7000 light-years.

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have assembled a bigger and sharper photograph of the iconic Eagle Nebula’s “Pillars of Creation” (right); the original 1995 Hubble image is shown at left. Credits: NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)/J. Hester, P. Scowen (Arizona State U.)

The first time around it was photographed was in 1995 by the Hubble Space Telescope after having been in orbit around the Earth for 5 years. That first photo became world famous and is possibly one of the more well-known photos of the universe.

To the right, you can compare the original photo with the newly taken photo. And hit the link below to read more at NASA’s Hubble website.