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The Eagle Nebula is a region of star formation, ranging at about 90 trillion kilometers long. To put to scale, that’s the equivalent of approximately 2,250,000,000 Earth’s. One of the large regions inside of the nebula is a star forming region referred to as “The Pillars of Creation” (seen above), which evidence suggests may have already been destroyed by a supernova that exploded some eight to nine thousand years ago. However, the light from this massive event will not reach Earth for another millennium. 

Image Credit: NASA, ESO, ESA

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