And that’s not just all: there’s a bonus! 20 years since the first Hubble image of the Eagle Nebula came back, they also used it to take an infrared mosaic of this same region."
Twenty years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope imaged the Eagle Nebula, and uncovered the highest-resolution views of the pillars of creation ever taken. That was back in 1995, and now Hubble is outfitted with a new camera, superior imaging technology, and can span more wavelengths than ever before. The result — double the resolution, larger field-of-view, and better science — is worth your time in full-screen.