Contact Us

NASA’s NuStar Telescope Catches an Expolsion of a Star That Some are Calling ‘The Hand of God’

Hand of God

This is an awesome story! The new NASA X-ray image took a photo of an object in space that looks like the “Hand of God”! The photo is really a star that exploded and gave off an huge cloud of material.  NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, caught the image in what they call   high-energy X-rays, shown in blue in the photo.

According to Huffington, this is the statement made by NuStar telescope principal investigator Fiona Harrison, of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena:

“NuSTAR’s unique viewpoint, in seeing the highest-energy X-rays, is showing us well-studied objects and regions in a whole new light,” NuSTAR telescope  said in a statement.


The so-called “Hand of God” is said to be an example of  pareidolia. I looked it up and pareidolia is the phenomenon of seeing familiar shapes in random or vague images. Examples could be seeing faces of famous people in the clouds. According to the story on Huffington Post, It is actually produced by natural  astrophysical phenomena.

Pretty awesome!



Best of 101.5 KNUE

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KNUE Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KNUE Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.