NASA has recently unveiled a new collection of mind-blowing images. Images from the two telescopes, the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the James Webb Space Telescope were combined to create the most mesmerizing views of two galaxies, a nebula and a star cluster.
Each image combines Chandra’s X-rays (a form of high-energy light) with infrared data from previously released Webb images. This light data is invisible to the unaided human eye. NASA also used data from the Hubble Space Telescope, the retired Spitzer Space Telescope, the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton telescope and the European Southern Observatory’s New Technology Telescope.
Scientists took all this information from the different telescopes and combined it to create these jaw-dropping composite images. They turned invisible light into colours that our human eyes can perceive, bringing these images to life right in all their glory.
The Eagle Nebula is perhaps better known as The Pillars of Creation and was made famous by the Hubble telescope capture in 1995. Since then, the James Webb Telescope gave us an updated and even more detailed and beautiful perspective of the iconic nebula in 2022.
Which one is your favourite?