Nebulas are amazing regions of space, where old stars die and new ones are born. Astronomers reveal the techniques and technology used to capture the details and wonder of these distant objects, many of which are too far away to be seen by the naked eye.
3D model on the Helix Nebula (NGC 7293) modelled by a volume shader from the initial image only. Rendering took 57 hours on 20 CPU threads and 2 GPUs in para…
A image captured by specialist NASA telescopes aimed at a galaxy 17,000 light years away has sparked online speculation the Creator of Universe has been caught on film.
The hand might look like an X-ray from the doctor’s office, but it is actually a cloud of material ejected from a star that exploded. NASA’s NuSTAR spacecraf…
“What’s left behind is a pulsar, called PSR B1509-58 (B1509 for short), which spins around 7 times per second blowing a wind of particles into material ejected during the star’s death throes.
“As these particles interact with nearby magnetic fields, they produce an X-ray glow in the shape of a hand.”
The pulsar is located near the bright white spot in the image but cannot be seen itself, NASA officials said.