The Pillars of Creation

Pillars of Creation

The Pillars of Creation are a star forming nebula some 7,000 light years away. However, because of evidence seen in images taken with the Spitzer Space Telescope in 2007, it is believed that this nebula might have actually been destroyed 6000 years ago, and that we should be able to witness the supernova that caused it and the nebula’s destruction in roughly a 1000 years from now.