Sunday, January 12, 2014

Is this the Hand of God?


I heard a lot about this from Kyle (a friend) yesterday. Apparently, this pic above is the Hand of God. It was featured on a few post and I found it here on the NASA page.

Here is their description:
Nicknamed the "Hand of God," this object is called a pulsar wind nebula. It's powered by the leftover, dense core of a star that blew up in a supernova explosion. The stellar corpse, called PSR B1509-58, or B1509 for short, is a pulsar: it rapidly spins around, seven times per second, firing out a particle wind into the material around it -- material that was ejected in the star's explosion. These particles are interacting with magnetic fields around the material, causing it to glow with X-rays. The result is a cloud that, in previous images, looked like an open hand. The pulsar itself can't be seen in this picture, but is located near the bright white spot.
Interesting.

1 comment:

LuCiFeR A said...

Swing low ,,,,, come for the ...take me home.

I wouldn't be surprised if it was after all we are made in HIS image.

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