The Hubble Space Telescope’s 1995 image of the Pillars of Creation is one of the most well known astronomical pictures. It was updated in 2014 with a sharper, wider view taken in visible light; that’s shown on the left. The new, near-infrared-light view from the James Webb Space Telescope on the right cuts through more of the dust in this star-forming region. The dusty pillars aren’t as opaque to infrared light, so many more new red stars can be seen.
Image Credits: NASA / ESA / CSA / STScI