Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Angel found in space
The above picture was taken by the hubble telescope. Originally believed by scientists to merely be a billowing 90 trillion kilometres high (9.5 light years) tower of cold gas and dust rising from a stellar nursery called the Eagle Nebula. However Scientist Rick Bishop took the image and filtered it through a computer simultaneously with a page of the Bible. Revealing the startling image below (please click to see a bigger version):
Originally scientists thought it could even be a picture of God himself, it turns out its actually a giant space angel. The area of bright light on the angels shoulder is currently thought to be the entrance to heaven itself, which is contained in the body of the angel. Scientist Rick Bishop has named the angel Rick Bishop the Space Angel.
Of course I'm being silly, but I really like the hubble's holiday pictures from space, and this one in particular. So I decided to mess about with it. I'm feeling good about this picture.
Here is another swish picture from the Eagle Nebula, everyones favourite Nebula: