Knowledge Bomb: Revisiting the ‘Pillars of Creation’

A Dude Abiding

Found this awesome celestial imagery over at NASA and simply had to share it with everyone who drops in here! I

remember seeing the original 1995 image and being in awe of it and in fact not believing that it was in any way real or that a thing like that was real.

Of course I had seen space nebulae images before and had been fascinated for ages with celestial bodies and the like but this was a true standout and now its great to see more images and even more beautiful ones in some ways. Beauty as we all know, remains in the eye of the beholder, but I think this is the kind of thing that would awe just about anyone.

This view of the Eagle nebula combines data from almost opposite ends of the electromagnetic spectrum. Herschel captured longer-wavelength, or far, infrared light, and the space telescope…

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