April 14th, 2009

dalek, exterminate

Very cool outer space pulsar picture from NASA

Is this just not incredible??

A quote.... "

At the center of a new image made by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is a very young and powerful pulsar, known as PSR B1509-58, or B1509 for short. The pulsar is a rapidly spinning neutron star which is spewing energy out into the space around it to create complex and intriguing structures, including one that resembles a large cosmic hand." Rest of article at http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090403181503.htm