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The Hand of God: Thoughts and Images Reflecting the Spirit of the Universe by Michael Reagan

The Hand of God combines inspiration for the mind and spirit by juxtaposing majestic photographs of the cosmos with illuminating words of scientists, poets, and theologians. It was once believed that to look into the heavens was to look into the face of God. These eerily luminous landscapes, splendid with color and motion, give a glimpse into the outermost reaches of the universe. Together the images in The Hand of God and the accompanying reflections encourage a sense of awe and, perhaps, purpose in an age often hostile to both.
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'Hand Of God' NASA Image Shows Exploded Star

The photograph captured by the telescope shows the nebula 17, light-years away, which is powered by a dead, spinning star called PSR B The pulsar itself is just 19 kilometres long, but spins around nearly seven times every second.
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High-Energy X-ray View of 'Hand of God'

Can you see the shape of a hand in this new X-ray image? The hand might look like an X-ray from the doctor's office, but it is actually a cloud of material ejected from a star that exploded. Nicknamed the "Hand of God," this object is called a pulsar wind nebula. It's powered by the leftover, dense core of a star that blew up in a supernova explosion. The stellar corpse, called PSR B, or B for short, is a pulsar: it rapidly spins around, seven times per second, firing out a particle wind into the material around it -- material that was ejected in the star's explosion.

The image captured by a telescope shows a nebula explosion 17, light years away. The nebula is powered by a dead, spinning star called PSR B Take a look at these stunning pictures of the space. Prepare to be amazed. To the naked eye, these structures would not be seen but here, they stand out in blue and red according to NASA. A composite view of the Crab nebula, an iconic supernova remnant in our Milky Way galaxy, is shown in this image taken by the Herschel Space Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope released on December 13, The Crab is arguably the single most interesting object, as well as one of the most studied, in all of astronomy.

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The new image depicts a pulsar wind nebula, produced by the dense remnant of a star that exploded in a supernova. What's left behind is a pulsar, called PSR B B for short , which spins around 7 times per second blowing a wind of particles into material ejected during the star's death throes.

NASA's newest telescopic image resembles a giant hand in space that is now being titled as the "Hand of God," which is bringing countless of interpretations and possible definitions from scientists and spectators. The photograph captured displays the image of an exploded star in a supernova from 17, light-years away, which is shaped like an open hand. In a press release, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory explained the scientific terminology that ultimately led to a giant hand being drawn in the midst of an explosion. The result is a cloud that, in previous images, looked like an open hand. Upon looking at the image, there is a resemblance of an open palm and fingers that are reaching out towards the red cloud that is marked as the explosion.

5 thoughts on “The Hand of God: Thoughts and Images Reflecting the Spirit of the Universe by Michael Reagan

  1. A small, dense object only twelve miles in diameter is responsible for this beautiful X-ray nebula that spans light years.

  2. Not the actual limb of our creator, but an astronomical phenomenon which appears to show a vast hand in the distant universe.

  3. The hand might look like an X-ray from the doctor's office, but it is actually a cloud of material ejected from a star that exploded.

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