The Pillars of Creation???

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The Pillars of Creation???

Post by Ann » Sun Jun 16, 2024 4:32 am

Recently, my computer has shown me a tantalizing screensaver, but this screensaver has only been shown in a "blurry mode". My screensavers are often shown blurry, and it's only when they get sharp that you can see what they are. Anyway, my latest blurry screensaver showed me three elongated brown shapes against a bluish background, and I thought... the Pillars of Creation? But seen from another angle? Is that possible? (Answer: No.)

But last night I forgot to turn off my computer before I went to bed, and this morning my screensaver appeared clear as day, and... this is what it looked like:

Nusa Lembongan in Indonesia. Credit: Didier Marta.

Surely you can see the similarity? Even though the middle and right pillars have grown strangely fat, and the tallest pillar at left has shrunk?

And even though it's also possible to see the left and middle pillar as a cat, where the left pillar forms the cat's tail? 🐈

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