Thursday, January 09, 2014

Talk To The Cosmic Hand

If you stare at the universe long enough, it waves back:
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. NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory had imaged the green and red parts previously, using lower-energy X-rays.

"NuSTAR's unique viewpoint, in seeing the highest-energy X-rays, is showing us well-studied objects and regions in a whole new light," NuSTAR telescope principal investigator Fiona Harrison, of the California Institute of Technologyin Pasadena, said in a statement.
Maybe it's Apollo:

File:Apollo's hand grips the Enterprise.jpg

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