Photographs on the Brain


"The Pillars of Creation no longer exist. In 2007, astronomers announced that they were destroyed about 6,000 years ago by the shock wave from a supernova.[6] Because of the limited speed of light,  the shock wave’s approach to the pillars can currently be seen from  Earth, but their actual destruction will not be visible for another millennium.”

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"The Pillars of Creation no longer exist. In 2007, astronomers announced that they were destroyed about 6,000 years ago by the shock wave from a supernova.[6] Because of the limited speed of light, the shock wave’s approach to the pillars can currently be seen from Earth, but their actual destruction will not be visible for another millennium.”

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    Awwwwwh maaaaaan. But the Pillars of Creation is my favourite part of the Eagle nebula (or most other nebulae, really,...
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