PILLARS OF CREATION
GRACE IN SPACE
February 28, 2023
The Pillars of Creation is certainly a sight to see. There was an original photo of it captured by the Hubble, but very recently a new photo has been shared by the Webb telescope.
Pillars of Creation is named as such because it’s a collection of space dust that looks like a hand outstretched.
The original photo (pictured below on the left) was taken by the Hubble. I think both photos are rather eerie, but the newest (pictured below on the right) one leaves me more unsettled than its predecessor.
There are a lot of aspects of space that look like straight up art, partly because these photos are artificially colored, but this landmark in particular is chilling to look at. What’s more striking than a bunch of dust that somehow formed a huge hand and is reaching towards the heavens (or in a literal case, more space).
Here is the newest photo in all its glory:
Pillars of creation is certainly one of the features of space that encompasses its beauty and danger. There is so much meaning in this image as it reflects the reality of space: beauty is made by complete accident, and is often pretty to look at!