Q. With reference to Pillars of Creation, consider the following statements;
1.It is a vista of three looming towers made of interstellar dust and gas.
2.It is located in the centre of the Eagle Nebula.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] .Both 1 and 2

[D] .Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Statement 1 is correct: It is a vista of three looming towers made of interstellar dust and gas.

Statement 2 is correct: These iconic Pillars of Creation is located in the centre of the Eagle Nebula (it is a constellation of stars), which is also known as Messier 16.

At the ends of several pillars are bright red, lava-like spots. These are ejections from stars that are still forming, only a few hundred thousand years old.

Source: Indian Express

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