Mysterious 'God's hand' space globule imaged by Very Large Telescope

January 29, 2015 12:26 PM

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The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope has captured an image of CG4, a cometary globule that lies some 1,300 light years from Earth and whose origins remain unknown.

Sen—A so-called cometary globule known as God's Hand because of its claw-like appearance, appears to reach out into space. In a new image from ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), dappled with stars, striking detail within the gas, also labelled CG4, can be seen.

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