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    Re: Hubble Revisits 'Pillars of Creation' for Stunning Photo

    Wow. I'd never seen that before. Thank you for posting it, Redress.

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    Re: Hubble Revisits 'Pillars of Creation' for Stunning Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Wow. I'd never seen that before. Thank you for posting it, Redress.
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    : What is holding this dust and energy in place? Absolutely mind-boggling distances!

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    Re: Hubble Revisits 'Pillars of Creation' for Stunning Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    24 trillion miles long....

    or the same distance one would drive if they drove from LA to NY ...10 billion times.
    Greetings, Thrilla.

    Does anyone else see a small child next to what looks like a lamb close to the tall "figure" on the left?

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    Re: Hubble Revisits 'Pillars of Creation' for Stunning Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    They change over time.

    These were not taken on the same date.

    Your confusion stems from a lack of proper grasp of the scale of the things we're looking at. 60 billion miles is like a quarter of a percent of the length of the largest pillar in that image.

    Space is... pretty ****in big, man.
    Thanks. From this perspective, I can see why it all looks the same.
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    Re: Hubble Revisits 'Pillars of Creation' for Stunning Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, Thrilla.

    Does anyone else see a small child next to what looks like a lamb close to the tall "figure" on the left?


    broader view




    Reminds me of the Nativity.
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    Re: Hubble Revisits 'Pillars of Creation' for Stunning Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post


    broader view




    Reminds me of the Nativity.
    Greetings, WCH.

    This is the first time I had ever heard of the term "Pillars of Creation," and I was stunned at the impossibility of there being such a magnificent display of creation for us to see. The sheer size of it is mind-boggling to begin with, and to consider that it is eternal, as we understand things, is humbling. How could anyone not be in awe?

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    Re: Hubble Revisits 'Pillars of Creation' for Stunning Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, WCH.

    This is the first time I had ever heard of the term "Pillars of Creation," and I was stunned at the impossibility of there being such a magnificent display of creation for us to see. The sheer size of it is mind-boggling to begin with, and to consider that it is eternal, as we understand things, is humbling. How could anyone not be in awe?
    "pillars of creation" is the more recent nickname for a region of the Eagle Nebula. (M16, etc)

    It's been the Icon picture for 'Team Science' since I started it near 6 Years ago:
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    It's not "eternal" even in humanities terms. In fact, it may already be gone!

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    Evidence from the Spitzer Telescope suggests that the pillars in M16 may already have been destroyed by a supernova explosion. Hot gas observed by Spitzer in 2007 suggests that the area was disturbed by a supernova that exploded some 8000 to 9000 years ago. Due to the distance of the nebula, the light from the supernova would have reached Earth between 1000 and 2000 years ago. The more slowly moving shock wave from the supernova would have taken a few thousand years to move through the nebula, and would blow away the delicate pillars – but the light showing us the destruction will not reach the Earth for another millennium.[10]""

    "Nativity" is because someone at a 'deviantart' link put/photoshopped branches around it.
    Some religious people get all excited when they can inject/nickname god/creation into Chaotic space.
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    Re: Hubble Revisits 'Pillars of Creation' for Stunning Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    "pillars of creation" is the more recent nickname for a region of the Eagle Nebula. (M16, etc)

    It's been the Icon picture for 'Team Science' since I started it near 6 Years ago:
    Team Science - Debate Politics Forums

    It's not "eternal" even in humanities terms. In fact, it may already be gone!

    Eagle Nebula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    [........]
    Evidence from the Spitzer Telescope suggests that the pillars in M16 may already have been destroyed by a supernova explosion. Hot gas observed by Spitzer in 2007 suggests that the area was disturbed by a supernova that exploded some 8000 to 9000 years ago. Due to the distance of the nebula, the light from the supernova would have reached Earth between 1000 and 2000 years ago. The more slowly moving shock wave from the supernova would have taken a few thousand years to move through the nebula, and would blow away the delicate pillars – but the light showing us the destruction will not reach the Earth for another millennium.[10]""

    "Nativity" is because someone at a 'deviantart' link put/photoshopped branches around it.
    Some religious people get all excited when they can inject/nickname god/creation into Chaotic space.
    ie
    https://www.google.com/search?q=hand..._AUoAQ&dpr=1.1
    Greetings, mbig.

    With the vast distances involved here, it's easy to forget that what we're seeing now happened long ago, and I find that sad. It is/was beautiful, though, wasn't it?

    I wasn't aware that you had a Team Science here. May new people join?

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    Re: Hubble Revisits 'Pillars of Creation' for Stunning Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    The mirrors in the Hubble Teloscope are made of glass and coated with layers of pure aluminum and magnesium fluoride ( 1 Millionth of a inch thick ) that allow them to reflect visible, infrared and ultraviolet light.

    These mirrors redirect the light from the large primary lens to different and highly sensitive pieces of electronic equipment. Each piece of equipment uses a device called a charge-coupled devices instead of Photographic film. The light detected by the CCDs is turned into digital signals, which are stored on computers in the HBT and relayed to Earth.

    It can detect and measure wavelength, which means it can detect and transmit Color images.
    Yes but thats a heavily modified photo. Even if we could see something that large, it would look mostly black with a few specks of light around. Space is very very dark.

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    Re: Hubble Revisits 'Pillars of Creation' for Stunning Photo

    I'm taken by how it hasn't changed - at all. I guess looking at such things, since they look like smoke, I'm always imagining them in constant motion - always moving and changing.

    Hmm. Guess not so much.
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