Friday, January 10, 2014

"Hand of God" Nebula

A new photo released by NASA, captured by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR. 

The image was created  as  spinning material interacts with magnetic fields, it glows with X-rays.  This of course is not the first time the nebula has be photographed.  Previously  it had been detected by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

From the article:
  • The hand-shaped object is a pulsar wind nebula that was the result of a star that blew up in a supernova explosion 17,000 light-years away.

Click HERE for the complete NASA article

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