Friedrich Wenz (19 Jan 2012)
"A New View of an Icon"

A New View of an Icon


Stunning new Herschel and XMM-Newton image

17 January 2012
The Eagle Nebula as never seen before. In 1995, the Hubble Space Telescope's 'Pillars of Creation' image of the Eagle Nebula became one of the most iconic images of the 20th century. Now, two of ESA's orbiting observatories have shed new light on this enigmatic star-forming region.