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Dead Star and Distant Black Holes

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:22 PM

Dead Star and Distant Black Holes Dazzle in X-Rays


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Two new views from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, showcase the telescope's talent for spying objects near and far. One image shows the energized remains of a dead star, a structure nicknamed the "Hand of God" after its resemblance to a hand. Another image shows distant black holes buried in blankets of dust.

"NuSTAR's unique viewpoint, in seeing the highest-energy X-rays, is showing us well-studied objects and regions in a whole new light," said Fiona Harrison, the mission's principal investigator at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif.

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#2    gantonio45

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 12:30 AM

This is awesome! Any time they get new data on how black holes operate I am very intrigued. Just imagine for a moment that you are able to remove yourself from our own time/space, and imagine that you had the ability to observe a star as it dies; or observe the very beginnings of a black hole forming! Amazing to think about how all these things come to be.


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:30 PM

A new image of the pulsar wind nebula known as the 'Hand of God' has been captured by US space agency Nasa's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR).

The photograph captured by the telescope shows the nebula 17,000 light-years away, which is powered by a dead, spinning star called PSR B1509-58. The pulsar itself is just 19 kilometres long, but spins around nearly seven times every second.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 06:11 PM

Oh, it's beautiful.  It does look like a huge hand throwing a ball of fire, doesn't it, if you look at it just right.  I know it's only pareidolia, like seeing Jesus on a piece of toast, but it really is something wonderful to see.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:31 PM

Flip the photo vertically and it looks like a running horse.


#6    Joe2112

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 06:06 PM

Oh oh, here comes the bible thumpers.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:01 PM

well its no human hand it only has 4 digits .. greetings earthlings

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#8    Ashyne

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 08:57 PM

It's the hand of an alien species that they created to tell us that alien life exists.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 10:49 PM

It looks like the Hand of Time from the Justice League TV Show.

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#10    beelzebufo

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:06 AM

Space god is reaching for space burrito.

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However, I can absorb all substances into the body from my eyes.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:03 AM

Space is so pretty, love these types of things.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 11:28 AM

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 11:49 AM

Looks more like الله (Name of God) in arabic


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 04:09 PM

At least it wasn't flipping us off.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 05:55 PM

Ah. Is see a hand, but I also see... a king. The blue/white is his face/beard, and the yellow is a crown.





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