Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Hand of God

One of the NASA's telescopes just captured a remarkable image of space that’s been termed the “Hand of God.”

Although scientists aren’t sure if the shape in the image is an optical illusion [srsly?!], the result of a dying star 17,000 light years away has been the formation of an image that resembles a hand under an X-Ray.

According to scientists from the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) Mission –which investigates black holes, dying stars and more –the star’s particles are interacting with neighboring magnetic fields, causing a glowing reaction. The star is approximately 12 miles in diameter and spins about seven times every second.

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"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are faries at the bottom of it too?" -- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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