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Illustration for article titled The Hand of God?

This image of the remains of an exploded star 17,000 light years away was captured by the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescopic Array (NuSTAR). It has been dubbed "The Hand of God", but I think it looks more like an epic Sauron face palm.

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Illustration for article titled The Hand of God?

NuSTAR is an orbiting telescope launched in June of 2012 to specifically focus on the high energy X-Ray area of the electromagnetic spectrum. Basically this means that NuSTAR is looking for black holes and supernova remnants. If you have some time, check out the multimedia gallery on the NuSTAR site for some fantastic space porn.

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