Space is no less than a mystery, what goes on there is very difficult to understand. Yet, it mesmerizes each time with something new, something that has never been seen before. The celestial objects have a beauty that cannot be matched and NASA makes sure to bring that beautiful eye-treat to us. Recently, The space agency NASA shared a picture of ‘Nebula Energy’ on their Instagram account.
NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has showcased the telescope’s talent with an image showing the energized remains of a dead star, a structure nicknamed the “Hand of God” after its resemblance to a hand.
Nasa captioned the picture with an explanation of Nebula Energy. NASA wrote, “The hand-shaped structure, seen in gold in these images, is a nebula of energy & particles blown by a #pulsar left behind after a star exploded. The pulsar, known as PSR B1509-58, is about 19 kilometers (12 miles) in diameter and it’s spinning around almost 7 times per second!
“The first image in the post is about 230 light-years across. PSR B1509-58 is located about 17,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Circinus,” NASA responded to a comment asking about the dimensions and distance of Nebula from Earth.
The red cloud is dubbed RCW 89 which astronomers are of the opinion that the clouds are being heated by pulsar’s winds, resulting in a lower-energy glow
Awestruck netizens have reacted to the images and expressed their excitement.
“It should be called “hand of Midas”!” one netizen wrote, comparing the fairy tale where a king turns everything into gold.
Some Internet users thanked NASA for the amazing views while others were drowned in the beauty of the celestial object. “Really amazing! I’ve been watching it for 10 minutes now,” an Instagram user wrote, ” Goodness we are lucky to be HERE!” While a third person expressed, “it looks like a bird flying.”