Published: May 25, 2020

Photo from NASA HST the Pillars of creationThe famous Pillars of Creation within the Eagle Nebula (AKA M16) as seen from HST! This nebula sits 7,000 light-years from Earth within the inner Sagittarius-Carina Arm of the Milky Way. These incredible pillars are a part of a stellar nursery where new stars are being created. The winds from these new stars are slowly deteriorating these ethereal towers. The colors show us what gases are present —  blue for oxygen, red for sulfur, and green for nitrogen and hydrogen. M16 is in the constellation of Serpens and is best viewed through a small telescope or binoculars around 2am!