Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Cosmic Hand

According to Space.com:
Red represents low-energy X-rays, the medium range is green, and the most energetic ones are colored blue. The blue hand-like structure was created by energy emanating from the nebula around they dying star PSR B1509-58. The red areas are from a neighboring gas cloud called RCW 89. Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/P.Slane, et al.

Full article from Yahoo News.

While the science involved is rather heavy, I could not help but think, "Wow. That is beautiful."

On another note, I am disappointed to find out that this is the first post I have concerning science. This should be amended as soon as possible. I am really embarrassed, considering that all my high school and college life, I have been in the science stream.



  1. Exactly my reaction. It's on the Yahoo main page as of 9am. :P

  2. I have Google as my home page, and you can personalise it so it shows you "Nasa's picture of the day". Loads of beautiful nebulae and star systems.

  3. Cool! space.com has LOADS of really awesome pictures too. You should check out their false-color images of space. Space = wonder.