ISO mid-infrared view of the Pillars of Creation
Date: 16 January 2012
Depicts: Messier 16
Copyright: ESA/ISO/Pilbratt et al.
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Up to 1998 the ESA ISO (Infrared Space Observatory) was the most sensitive mid infrared telescope ever built. ISO observations were performed at 7 microns (and 15 microns, not shown) aiming to detect embedded sources in the pillars.
Last Update: 1 September 2019