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Pillars of Creation Stamps, Sheet of 4

Pillars of Creation Stamps, Sheet of 4

Priority Mail Stamp


Issue Date: 1/22/2024

Imagine the origins of solar systems with the new Priority Mail® Pillars of Creation stamp from the U.S. Postal Service®. The awe-inspiring image is an example of deep space exploration made possible by the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb).

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  • Celebrate NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope and its continued exploration of deep space with this breathtaking Priority Mail® stamp. The stamp features an image of the Pillars of Creation taken by the telescope in 2022. The Pillars of Creation provide clues to the origins of our solar system.

    The image on the stamp is a digitally colored depiction of the invisible bands of mid-infrared light emitted by the Pillars of Creation. By assigning color to various infrared wavelengths, the digitized image allows us to see a landscape otherwise invisible to the human eye.

    Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp, using an image provided by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), ESA (European Space Agency), Canadian Space Agency, and Space Telescope Science Institute.

    The Pillars of Creation stamp is being issued in a pane of 4 stamps.

    Stamp Issuance:
    January 22, 2024
    Greenbelt, MD 20770

    Made in the USA.

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