Hand-Shaped Stellar Formation

handstarNASA has snapped a photo of a stellar formation that looks like an outstretched hand. NASA’s Chandra Observatory telescope, which is located in space, took the image.

Experts say the formation is caused by a young pulsar known by the name PSR B1509-58. “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,” NASA says.

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