ESA shares grim image taken by space telescope

(ORDO NEWS) — The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a new mid-infrared image of the Pillars of Creation (a cluster of interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula) that looks rather bleak.

The image was taken by the James Webb Telescope and shows how differently the image of a celestial object can look depending on the wavelength of light that the camera of the space observatory is tuned to.

The European Space Agency noted that the image has a “dark, chilling mood” that is the best fit for the upcoming Halloween.

In addition, the mid-infrared data is helping researchers determine the amount of dust in the space region and its composition, which will allow scientists to create more accurate models of the Pillars of Creation and help them better understand how stars form in them.


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