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Telescope Captures 'Eye of God' in Space
Posted 2/26/09
http://news.aol.com/article/eye-of-god/360730

Feb. 26) - Astronomers have taken a spectacular photo of a "cosmic eye" peering down from space.
The object, nicknamed the "Eye of God," is the Helix planetary nebula, a giant shell of gas given off by a dying star, according to The Times of London. The nebula lies 700 light years away in the constellation Aquarius.

Its brilliant colors are created as gas released from the star's surface burst out and are illuminated by ultraviolet light, according to The Register, an online technical publication.
The image was captured with a giant telescope at the European Southern Observatory in La Silla, Chile.
Although the Helix is one of the closest planetary nebulae to Earth, it is difficult to spot because its light fans over a wide area.

German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding was the first scientist to record the Helix nebula, including it on a list of objects in 1824. Earlier photographs showed its shape resembling a corkscrew, which inspired the name Helix.

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But what I don't understand is why are so many people becoming angry about the name? Because it has God in it? That's kinda a dumb reason. Does anyone else agree?
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I don't mind the name. I'm guessing God's eye is blue. There's many religious people out there that go crazy over anything. Space scares me.
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Mypinkyrulez wrote:

I don't mind the name. I'm guessing God's eye is blue. There's many religious people out there that go crazy over anything. Space scares me.


Oh and his hair is blond right??

Racist.


















Jks.
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Because God isn't real to some people. -cough- :]
Also...Science =/= Religion :/
Posted 2/26/09
Maybe cause 1 eye reminds us of cyclops and it makes us think if god is a freak.
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Gaia93 wrote:
But what I don't understand is why are so many people becoming angry about the name? Because it has God in it? That's kinda a dumb reason. Does anyone else agree?


I agree. Obviously this IS the eye of God and proves his existance! *nods*

Posted 2/26/09
oh yeah I saw it awhile ago, so pretty @__@
Posted 2/26/09
It does look pretty cool.
What's to get upset about?
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The name doesn't bother me, and I agree with Mypinkyrulz that space is scary. I didn't find her comment racist in the least.
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No, brown!
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All we gotta do now is blast the Oort cloud over there to blind him!
Posted 2/26/09
holy shit

the eye of the god who knows we'll see the dick of the god too ^__^

have to buy a telescope too
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Mypinkyrulez wrote:

I don't mind the name. I'm guessing God's eye is blue. There's many religious people out there that go crazy over anything. Space scares me.


Oh and his hair is blond right??

Racist.





Aryan race.

Hitler's ideal people.
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the star is beautiful n it look like eye
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