Since the beginning of time man has looked up at the heavens and wondered where he came from. Many religions believe that God or another divine being is up there above us somewhere, and is the great creator. Non-believers say otherwise.
Whether you are religious or not, you can’t deny the beauty of the recent photos taken of the pulsar wind nebula known as the ‘Hand of God’. These photos were taken by Nasa’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array or NuSTAR and scientists are still trying to make sense of the nebula’s amazing shape.
There is no denying that it looks just like a human hand. Could it be the actual hand of God?
A nebula was formed by a cloud of gas that surrounds a neutron star called PSR B1509-58, or B1509 for short. A neutron star is a star that is burning out and collapsing within itself. Eventually it will explode and spin extremely fast. As the star spins is throws out gases and materials. The gases react with sub-atomic particles that are also released by the star and create the unique shape of the nebula.
While science can explain how the nebula is formed, it is not able to explain why it is shaped like a hand. Many just see the photos as a coincidence, while others see them as proof that God exists.
The photos have caused several religious debates, but regardless of whether you think the images are an illusion or divine, they are no doubt spectacular and a demonstration of how far science and technology have come.
What do you think of these amazing photos and do you believe the image really could be the hand of God?
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