Nasa scientists capture ‘hand of God’ Picture 17,000 light years away from Earth

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Scientists said it was a nebula – a cloud of gas – around a neutron star called PSR B1509-58, or B1509 for short.

Neutron stars are created when massive stars run out of fuel and collapse.

The star has collapsed so much, Nasa says it is only 12 miles across and incredibly dense.

When it collapsed, it also caused an explosion which cast gas and material out into space.

It revolves at seven times a second and in doing so it throws out huge amounts of sub-atomic particles in streams.

 

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