Wednesday, 3 August 2011

The Eye of God!

This photograph (actually, a composite of images) was taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona. It was originally posted on NASA's website. NASA did not call it the eye of God... but many people who have copied it have.

It is actually the Helix Nebula, described by astronomers as "a trillion-mile-long tunnel of glowing gases." At its center is dying star which has ejected masses of dust and gas to form tentacle-like filaments stretching toward an outer rim composed of the same material.

Our sun might develop like this after several billion years.

It is a beautiful and inspiring image..
but the eye of God...
maybe not!

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