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Seemingly, a Heavenly Hand reaches out to a spinning neutron star
, releasing vast amounts of creative energy. Named by some as "The Hand of God".
A small, dense object only twelve miles in diameter is responsible for this beautiful X-ray nebula that spans 150 light years. At the center of this image made by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is a very young and powerful pulsar, known as PSR B1509-58, or B1509 for short. The pulsar is a rapidly spinning neutron star which is spewing energy out into the space around it to create complex and intriguing structures, including one that resembles a large cosmic hand.
Text: Chandra X-Ray Observatory