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?
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