Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A trip to space...

     The Pillars of Creation is part of the Eagle Nebula way out in space. Strangely, even though this photo was taken in 1995, this form was destroyed about 6,000 years ago but because of the time it takes for light to travel to our eyes (and light travels pretty fast), we can still see it- with the right telescope of course. This is just another example of how human perception works.

"Pillars of Creation", from the Hubble Telescope, 1995