NASA Hand of God Space Image Revealed Through US Space Agency Telescope [VIDEO]
By Christine Lazaro | January 10, 2014 2:09 PM EST
It does not happen every day when Science and religion meet in one place. But with the latest x-ray capture of the NASA Hand of God space image, then no wonder it will instantly be a viral thing online.
The cosmic photo came about after the explosion of a star which ejected a huge cloudy material. It was then captured by the NuSTAR of the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array of NASA with the help of high energy X-rays, mostly responsible for the blue parts of the image, NBC News reports. The green and red portions, on the other hand, were detected through the x-rays with lower energy levels.
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According to Fiona Harrison, the principal investigator of the NuSTAR telescope, the viewpoint the tool offers makes every little or big object in the universe be seen in a refreshing new light. The NASA Hand of God image somehow shows a pulsar wind nebula which was made out of the remnant of a star which exploded in a supernova.
Several scientists, however, are unsure of whether it is just some kind of an optical illusion. "With NuSTAR, the hand looks more like a fist, which is giving us some clues," Hongjun An from the McGill University mentioned.
The NASA Hand of God space image is a perfect example of what experts call as "paraidolia." It is defined as a phenomenon that makes someone psychologically perceive various shapes or even the vaguest of images. It is the same as seeing faces in cloud formations or spotting animal shapes in the sky. But with this instance, the supernatural NASA Hand of God space image is a result of natural astrophysical phenomena.
On other NASA news, Time wrote about the one of the spacecrafts of the US space agency spotting a dangerous asteroid, which is just half mile towards Earth. It was named 2013 YP139.
The International Space Station also delivers some good news that instead of pushing through with the original plan of landing on the Pacific Ocean come 2020, the ISS will continue getting around Earth for four years more, NY Times stated.
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