Sunday 31 July 2011

Monday Morning Blues

Pillars of Creation refers to a photograph taken by the Hubble Telescope of elephant trunks of interstellar gas band dust in the Eagle Nebula. The leftmost pillar was about four light years in length. The finger-like protrusions at the top of the clouds were larger than our solar system . The Pillars of Creation no longer exist. In 2007, the astronomers announced that they were destroyed about 6,000 years earlier by the shockwaves from a supernova.

All of this makes you feel so insignificant. Like another excuse for why bother waking up on a Monday morning. We are just one teeny-tiny part of one of the planets in one of the solar systems in one of the galaxies in one of the universes, existing only in 3 dimensions anyway !