The Pillars of Creation, part of the giant Eagle Nebula in the constellation Serpens, are a stellar nursery. Hot, newborn stars are forming in its dusty columns, while stellar winds of hot, ionized gases swirl and ravage the nebula. Ionized oxygen is represented in blue, sulfur in orange, and hydrogen and nitrogen in green.

Photograph by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)