The Pillars of Creation, Batteries, and a World of Women: What are the Cosmic Connections?

James Maynard
Sep 2 · 3 min read

The Eagle Nebula and the Pillars of Creation have odd connections to the invention of batteries, and that time when most men died.

A new image of The Eagle Nebula, featuring The Pillars of Creation, by The Cosmic Companion. Recorded on the nights of 13, 14, 25, and 26 August, using the 0.6-meter CHI-1 Telescope in Chile. Image credit: The Cosmic Companion

In 1745, Prussian scientist Ewald Georg invented the first device capable of storing and discharging electricity — the Leyden jar. This invention would later be credited to the Dutch…