All about Pillars of Creation, findings of James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope
“Cosmic Cliffs” in the Carina Nebula from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (NIRCam Image)


  • Recently captured images by the Webb telescope have astonished scientists and people around the world.
  • It provides the deepest, finest infrared images of the most distant and oldest galaxies ever discovered.
  • These images will aid scientists in learning more about ancient galaxies’ mass, age, composition, and history.

Recently, NASA’s new space telescope captured some images that blew out the mind of many space scientists and it astonished many people as it came out on the internet.

James Webb Space Telescope has captured images of the Pillars of creation, an arrangement of the forming stars, that seemed unrealistic.

Earlier, it was the Hubble Space Telescope that took pictures of such far locations in space.

Recent images show that the pillars of gas and dust are in great detail, the captured images look like majestic rock formations from a planet out of science-fiction movies.

These dust and gases that are apparent in the captured images are 6,500 light years away from the earth, which is found in the vast Eagle Nebula.

According to the reports from NASA, these high-quality images captured by Telescope will help astronomers to identify more stars and quantities of gas and dust.

What are the pillars of creation?

It was in 1995 when NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope first captured the Pillars of Creation, which drew the attention of scientists and other people around the world to it.

These Pillars of Creation consisted of lots of interstellar gases and dust and presented shapes like three pillars-like structures in space.

How does a star develop or form?

Dust and gases are the main elements that lead to the formation and the process of formation of new stars. When enough mass is found within the dust and gas, a collapse begins, before the heat rises and afterward gives birth to a new star.

What can be identified in the pictures ?

The most astonishing aspects and things in the images can be observed are the newly-formed stars- these are those that are shining bright orbs you can see.

Another, important element of the pictures is that wavy red verticles and horizontal lines look like lava.

As per the estimates and studies, it is concluded that these captured stars are not so old, it is estimated to be only a few hundred thousand years old.

All about James Webb Space Telescope?

this telescope was made in collaboration between the European Space Agency (ESA), NASA, and the Canadian Space Agency, and launched in the last month of December 2021.
It has the largest and most powerful infrared space telescope ever built and is the successor of the Hubble Telescope.
This telescope will examine and study every phase of cosmic history: from the formation of galaxies, stars, and plants and the big bang to the evolution of our solar system.

What are the objectives of the Webb Telescope?

One of the goals is to look back around 13.5 billion years to examine the first stars and galaxies formed out of the darkness of the early universe.
Second, compare the earliest galaxies to today’s grand spirals and understand how galaxies assemble over billions of years.
Third, observe where stars and planetary systems are being born
Fourth, to see the atmospheres of extrasolar planets and find building blocks of life elsewhere in the universe