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Old 26-06-2020, 08:07 PM
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pmrid (Peter)
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The "Pillars" are no more.

I was reading some back issues of the New Scientist and came across an article discussing recent findings from the Spitzer telescope suggesting that the Pillars of Creation have been blown apart by a Supernova but we won't see any change for another millenium.

I'm doing some Ha on M16 at the moment - purely by coincidence - and was struck by the realisation that something we know as remarkable and beautiful is actually a chimera now - a ghost but fortunately perhaps, we will never live to see it go.
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