NASA's high-powered telescopes have brought us some amazing images from deep in space. We have seen things that can only be called breath-taking and glorious.
They've shown us the universe as most of us have never seen it before. In 2009, we saw what looked like a delicate butterfly emerging from the demise of a star in the planetary nebula NGC 6302.
In 2012, NASA's Evolution Explorer satellite captured what looked like a giant head. It was located 1,500 light-years from earth in the stellar constellation known as the Cygnus Loop nebula also known as Cygnus, the Swan.
In 2011, an image that looked like a rose was captured but it was actually a pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273. That photo was released in celebration of the launch of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
On Thursday an image was released by NASA that is being called the "Hand of God." The cosmic "hand of God" photo came into being after "a star exploded and ejected an enormous cloud of material." It was captured by the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR.
The Space.com site tells us, "the new image depicts a pulsar wind nebula, produced by the dense remnant of a star that exploded in a supernova. What's left behind is a pulsar that spins seven a seconds, it's called PSR B1509-58 (B1509 for short). The pulsar ejects particles that are blown into the material that is violently expelled during the star's death throes.
When the particles interacted with magnetic fields in the area they created an X-ray glow shaped like a hand. Scientists aren't sure if the hand actually formed or not. They say it could have been an optical illusion that looked liked a hand. The "hand of God" was formed by the star's particles and matter from the supernova. The report says whether the hand formed or just looked like it did, it's still quite a sight.
Can there any better evidence to further cement the existence of God? The photos that NASA brings us certainly reveals his existence. Can there be any doubt of a Creator when we see images like what NASA continually brings us?
Science confirms he is real and brings evidence the universe was created in an instant just like the Bible says it was. In 1989, the Cosmic Microwave Background Explorer (COBE) satellite was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, California.
COBE orbited the Earth for two years, in a near-polar orbit and was said to have mapped the entire sky. The U.S. Planck Education and Public Outreach website says, "COBE confirmed that there really are anisotropies in the CMB across the entire sky."
The dictionary definition of anisotropies is, "of unequal physical properties along different axes." These are said to have originated from the chaotic motion of matter and radiation in the very early Universe.
On April 24, 1992, an American research team obtained data from the COBE (Cosmic Background Explorer) Satellite. According to the report that "discovery substantiated the big-bang theory about the creation of the universe.
The "big bang" theory states that the entire physical universe - all the matter and energy, and even the four dimensions of space and time -- burst forth from a state of infinite, or near infinite, density, temperature and pressure. The universe expanded from a volume very much smaller than the period at the end of this sentence, and it continues to expand."
The evidence substantiates an Intelligent Creator, the discoveries made by science prove that the universe was created at a specific instant of time. These things confirm what the Bible says in Psalm 19:1, "The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship" (NLT).
The choice is obviously yours to make, whether the massive stretch of galaxies and the cloudy mass of our own Milky Way were created by a loving God, or not.
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