Fact #570: The Pillars of Creation, a nebula 7,000 light years away, was destroyed by supernova 6,000 years ago. In a thousand years we will see it destroyed as it takes 7,000 years for the light to reach Earth.

Explanation: We have seen the supernova occurring behind the Pillars, and the Pillars are in the path of the supernova’s shockwave.

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