- Format: DIN A2 (420 x 594 mm)
- Material: 250 g glossy quality print
- A MUST for space lovers!
Decorative print of an image from the Hubble telescope. ©NASA
Pillars of Creation is the name of one of the most famous astronomical space motifs, which was photographed with the Hubble Space Telescope in the Eagle Nebula, about 7000 light-years away.
The image was taken on April 1, 1995 by the responsible astronomers Jeff Hester and Paul Scowen of Arizona State University. The overall image was composed of a total of 32 individual images taken by 4 separate cameras on the Hubble telescope.
The false colors in the image are based on the molecular composition of the structures; for example, hydrogen is shown in green, sulfur in red, and oxygen in blue.
Extending 4 light-years into space, the pillars are made of interstellar matter. They are slowly eroding by photoevaporation, exposing young protostars with their planets at their tips.