The Pillars of Creation

Pillars of Creation

The Pillars of Creation are a star forming nebula some 7,000ly away. 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 and the nebula’s destruction a 1000 years from now.

Pillars of Creation

The right place, the right time

Pillars of Creation
Pillars of Creation

The Universe is basically a cloud of dust and particles. Every once in a while a cosmic event will cause a gravitational collapse, and all the dust and particles get pulled towards a powerful source of energy. A microscopic event now expands light years across and contains worlds within worlds.

The event produces stars consistently. Some get absorbed into other star’s gravitational collapses, some burn hot enough to remain steady for a long time, while some burn super bright and attract more energy then they can stand and go out with a big bang, their supernova becoming another cosmically charged cloud of dust.

I know now, that I have always wanted to shine, to be more than I was, to escape the gravitational collapse of the mundane. Music has been my supernova; a way to make the dust glow long after I was gone.

Voyager 1 and the Golden Record

Voyager I
Voyager I

In 1977 NASA Launched Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. These two spacecraft were designed to travel far into space and transmit data back to earth. Even though Voyager 1 was launched one month after Voyager 2, it over took its twin on December 19th, 1977. Traveling at roughly 38,000 MPH it became the only human satellite to exit our solar system on August 25th, 2012. It will reach our closet star, Proxima Centauri, in roughly 40,000 years. Unfortunately, the Voyagers’ power supply is dying and transmissions are expected to end in 2032.

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