Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Eye of God

I received an e-mail with this photo claiming it was from NASA and taken by the Hubble telescope....

The Truth
In doing research on this story, we found that there are numerous pictures of space objects that are nicknamed "The Eye of God."

According to the Hubbel Telescope site, this particular picture if of the HELIX NEBULA, which is about 650 light years from earth. It is said to be the nearest planetary nebulae to earth.

A planetary nebula is gas around what used to be a star much like our sun.

The photograph is not just from the Hubble telescope, but is a composite of data from the Hubble telescope and from Kitt Peak in Tucson, Arizona.

It's still so beautiful and reminds me: 

Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
Psalm 33:18

The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry;
Psalm 34:15

Just a reminder of how beautiful God's creation is and that HIS eye is ever upon us.  
That gives me great comfort.

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1 comment:

Shannon Bee said...

God's beauty is so amazing! Even in the places where we shouldn't even be able to see it. Who would've thought we'd be able to see an image from 650 light years away! Maybe that's why He created these things because He knew we'd see them some day?