Heavenly Hand of God Pulsar Joins Eye of God Pic

May 5th, 2010 - 3:44 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

May 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An image of an X-ray nebula which spans 150 light years shows an amazing bright blue hand reaching for a ball of flames. The ghostly blue cloud like form clearly shows an outstretched thumb and fingers reaching for the fireball. This striking picture was taken by NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory which is orbiting 580 km above the earth’s surface. The photo, aptly nicknamed “The Heavenly” or “Hand of God” was created when a star exploded in a supernova, which caused a pulsar, known as PSR B1509-58. A pulsar is a rapidly spinning star, in this case, one which is 20 km wide, and can be seen deep inside the white formation of the wrist of the ‘Heavenly Hand’. (pictures here )

A tremendous amount of energy or electromagnetic energy is being spewed out of the star which has created a dust and gas cloud so wide that we would need 150 yeas to cross it if we were traveling at the speed of light. The red formation is a separate gas cloud, and the fingers are believed to have been formed when the energy flew from the pulsar to the gas cloud. The pulsar is believed to be about 1700 years old, and is about 17,000 light years from earth, meaning that what we are seeing actually happened 17,000 years ago. How amazing is that?

The new pictures of this ‘Heavenly Hand’, first released on April 3, have resurrected interest in the “Eye of God” picture which came out in 2003. It is the Helix Nebula which is a planet nebula that was created when a Sun-like star died out. Gasses which were expelled into space look amazingly like the eye of God Himself. Considering the time that it took for these occurrences to actually reach earth, it is indeed, miraculous. Whether you believe it is stars and gasses or lean more toward faith in a heavenly message, these pictures are gorgeous to see.

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