Mysterious Space Globule Looks Undeniably Beautiful

January 31, 2015 3:53 PM

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Mysterious Space Globule Looks Undeniably Beautiful

Some astronomers call it "God’s Hand." Others say it looks like the gaping mouth of a gigantic celestial creature.

The image of the so-called "cometary globule" -- which lies some 1,300 light years from Earth -- shows a close-up of the space cloud's head, and was released by ESO on Jan. 28. Although the globule shines bright in the image, it's a faint object in reality and, therefore, difficult to detect.

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