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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! NASA has found the 'Hand Of God'. It's not the real hand of God because that would be........Surreal. But it is the biggest shape of a hand that has ever been found. It's a whopping 12 miles in diameter and spins around at a rate of 7 times per second. The 'Hand Of God' consists of the remains of an exploded star. So it's a basically a dead star and when it spins it spews out particles throughout space. In scientific terms, it's a pulsar.

Space.Com says that the pulsar is some 17,000 light years away from earth. So basically......IT'S REALLY REALLY FAR AWAY. In order to spot it in its entirety NASA used a Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array [aka NuStar]. The NuStar was able to image the pulsar in a high energy X-ray as apposed to the low energy X-ray that was imaged back in 2009 by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. 

What makes this pulsar even cooler is the way it glows. The glow is caused by the spewed out particles interacting with magnetic fields. There is a lot more science to it's majestic and God-like glow but i'm not going to go into that for the sake of not boring you to death. Let's just stick with the fact that it's a really big hand that glows in the dark and spins. My name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.