Tuesday, April 14, 2009

cosmic hand


Isn't this neat? It's an actual picture taken from a NASA space based telescope.
It looks like a hand reaching into the red mass doesn't it?

NASA says the display is caused by a young and powerful pulsar, known by the rather prosaic name of PSR B1509-58.

"The pulsar is a rapidly spinning neutron star which is spewing energy out into the space around it to create complex and intriguing structures, including one that resembles a large cosmic hand,"

I think this would be a nice poster. To help remind us, we're not always the one in control.

2 comments:

rosebud101 said...

Isn't that an awesome photo?

Debby said...

Great picture. Even better insight!