Creating the Eagle Nebula Pillars in the Lab – Drs Marc Pound, Jave Kane, Bruce Remington, David A. Martinez

Feb 12, 2018 | engineering and tech, physical sciences

The ‘Pillars of Creation’ is one of the most iconic images ever taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, but the processes that formed these colossal tendrils of the Eagle Nebula are still not entirely understood. To test emerging theories, Drs Marc Pound, Jave Kane, David Martinez and Bruce Remington are using the National Ignition Facility, at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, California, to recreate the conditions that formed the pillars, on a much smaller scale.

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