Newborn Stars Discovered in the Pillars of Creation

It is the miracle of cosmic birth.

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has once again shed light on the mysteries of our universe by showing several hundred newborn stars within the Pillars of Creation, the Space Telescope Science Institute shared.

The Pillars of Creation (right) — which appear as columns of rust-colored gas and were first photographed in 1995 (below) by the Hubble telescope — are about 6,500 light years from Earth.

According to NASA’s Hubble telescope website, the pillars are the remnants of a larger cloud of molecular hydrogen evaporated by the younger stars that have since appeared there.

“When knots with sufficient mass form within the pillars of gas and dust, they begin to collapse under their own gravity, slowly heat up and eventually form new stars,” NASA says.

According to the experts, the crimson lights that are found atop the pillars are the result of the new stars.

“These young stars are estimated to be only a few hundred thousand years old.”

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