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'Hand of God' spotted by NASA space telescope
« on: January 09, 2014, 02:24:53 PM »

Religion and astronomy may not overlap often, but a new NASA X-ray image captures a celestial object that resembles the "Hand of God."

The cosmic "hand of God" photo was produced when a star exploded and ejected an enormous cloud of material, which NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, glimpsed in high-energy X-rays, shown in blue in the photo.

"We don't know if the hand shape is an optical illusion," Hongjun An, of McGill University in Montreal, said in a statement. "With NuSTAR, the hand looks more like a fist, which is giving us some clues."
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Re: 'Hand of God' spotted by NASA space telescope
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014, 02:33:07 PM »
That is very beautiful; however, typically it is when something this outrageously stunning is seen that someone finally attributes it to God. Otherwise it is another object that "naturally evolved."
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