A terrifying image captured by specialist NASA telescopes aimed at a galaxy 17,000 light years away has sparked online speculation the Creator of Universe has been caught on film. The space agency’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array – or NuSTAR – was aimed at a pulsar (or neutron star) called PSR B1509-58 a staggering distance from earth. What they were sent back was a spectral vision of an outstretched hand – which has become known as the Hand of God. The ‘hand’ is believed to be the remnants of the star which went supernova and ejected an enormous cloud of material – leaving pulsar PSR B1509-58 in its wake.
The remnant cloud when viewed via high-energy X-rays shows up as a green, red and blue hand, a staggering 175 light years across. NuSTAR telescope principal investigator Fiona Harrison, of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, said: “NuSTAR’s unique viewpoint, in seeing the highest-energy X-rays, is showing us well-studied objects and regions in a whole new light. “The new image depicts a pulsar wind nebula, produced by the dense remnant of a star that exploded in a supernova. FULL REPORT