‘Hand of God’, Other Wonders Inspire From SpaceBy: Pam Wright - January 11, 2014
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
Right you are Shakespeare.
The famous words from his play “Hamlet” has never been more true as people gaze with wonder on the image captured by a NASA space telescope, dubbed the “Hand of God”.
“We don’t know if the hand shape is an optical illusion,” said Hongjun An of McGill University, Montreal, Canada, in a statement from the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) Mission.
The NuSTAR space telescope was launched in June 2012 to observe wonders in the heavens.
The image is actually a pulsar wind nebula, a fancy way to describe a dying star and the cloud of materials left over from the star after it explodes.
According to NuSTAR, when the particles interact with nearby magnetic fields the particles to seem to glow.
Humans have always gazed at the heavens and wondered at the marvels to be found there.
Check out these incredible images of space caught by the Hubble telescope over the past 22 years.
Image via YouTube