NASA’s image showing a hand about 17,000 light years away

NASA's space image showing a hand about 17,000 light years away (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/McGill)
NASA’s space image showing a hand about 17,000 light years away (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/McGill)

Photos of space from NASA and ESO are always of great attention to the science and astronomy loving community. Recently, NASA has published another interesting photo of a star that exploded and spread the ejected material in the form of cloud, i.e. a pulsar wind nebula.

This image has been taken by NASA’s NuSTAR spacecraft and is located about 17,000 light years away from us. In this image, high energy X-rays are shown in the blue light and lower-energy X-ray light, found earlier by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, is shown in green and red. Behind the exploding star, we have pulsar called PSR B1509-58 (B1509 for short).

“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 Technology in Pasadena, said in a statement.

Sources:

‘Hand of God’ Spotted by NASA Space Telescope (Photo) – Space (http://goo.gl/sOMOh3)

NASA captures the Flaming Fist of God 17,000 light-years away from us – Gizmodo (http://goo.gl/uNs7QF)

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