Hand-shaped nebula reaches for the stars

Friday, 10 April 2009, 13:37 | Category : Uncategorized
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NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory recently snapped the image of this unusual hand-shaped nebula. The by-product of a star gone supernova, its energetic particles span 150 light-years. This is big considering their source (a pulsar) spans a mere 19.3 km. The particles have had such wide reach because the pulsar spins incredibly fast: seven complete rotations […]