Magnetic fields may be propping up the Pillars of Creation

The structure’s internal magnetism could mean the columns of gas and dust will be long-lived

Pillars of Creation

PILLAR OF STRENGTH  Columns of cosmic gas and dust dubbed the Pillars of Creation (shown in this image from the Hubble Space Telescope) may be propped up by an internal magnetic field.

NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team/STScI and AURA

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