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"The Pillars of Creation no longer exist. In 2007, the astronomers announced that they were destroyed about 6,000 years ago by the shock wave from a supernova.[3] Because of the limited speed of light, the shock wave’s approach to the pillars can currently be seen from Earth, but their actual destruction will not be visible for another millennium.[3]"

(Found on Reddit, but quoted from Wikipedia)

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    Pillars of Creation refers to a photograph taken by the Hubble telescope of elephant trunks of interstellar gas and dust...
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