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Old 01-11-2014, 01:00 PM  
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An image that's dubbed "The Hand of God" by Astronomers



'Hand of God' captured in NASA image


What looks like an X-ray of a hand is actually the remains of a star that exploded 17,000 light-years away.

The astronomers who captured this image with a NASA space telescope call it the "Hand of God."

"We don't know if the hand shape is an optical illusion," said Hongjun An of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, in a statement from the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) Mission.

What the image shows is a pulsar wind nebula, a dying star and the cloud of materials left over from the star after it exploded. The particles are interacting with nearby magnetic fields, causing the particles to glow in the image, according to NuSTAR.

It's unclear whether the nebula looks like a hand because of the way the particles interact with the magnetic fields or if the particles are actually shaped like a hand.

NuSTAR says the star is about 12 miles in diameter and spins at nearly seven times a second. As the star spins, it spews particles "upheaved during the star's violent death."

The NuSTAR space telescope was launched in June 2012 with the goal of observing black holes, dead and exploded stars and "other extreme objects," according to NuSTAR.
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Old 01-11-2014, 07:10 PM   #46
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Nah. Space is incredible and utterly limitless.
One of those fingers are 18 TRILLION miles long. Thats just a snapshot of one part of the universe.
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Old 01-11-2014, 07:11 PM   #47
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Old 01-11-2014, 07:12 PM   #48
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One of those fingers are 18 TRILLION miles long. Thats just a snapshot of one part of the universe.
You know what they say about a God with big fingers, right?
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Old 01-11-2014, 07:30 PM   #49
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Beautiful, just imagine how life changing and mind expanding it would be to go into deep space and see something like that close up... you'd never be the same.
FWIW, if you saw this with the naked eye, it likely wouldn't look like that. Color enhancement is often added to photos so we can see the unseen.

PS: It it beautiful though. My wallpaper is a rotation of high res space images.

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Old 01-11-2014, 09:15 PM   #50
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FWIW, if you saw this with the naked eye, it likely wouldn't look like that. Color enhancement is often added to photos so we can see the unseen.

PS: It it beautiful though. My wallpaper is a rotation of high res space images.
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:48 AM   #51
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:22 AM   #55
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God is a freaky voyeurist.
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No, He has five. The middle one is invisible.
Is that in the new testament or old?
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