The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.
Psalm 19:1 NKJV

This interesting image, from the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51), does not represent God or a god, not something we bow down to or worship.  It is "His" handywork!

When we consider the Universe Macro and the Universe Micro, we have to wonder where did it all come from?  If it came from a big bang, where did the big band come from?

And, why is it so precisely designed that scientists can use mathematics and science to predict its movement, orbits of planets, gravitational relationships to other objects and just about everything else we know?

Read Psalm 19:1 at the top of this page.

  Image: "X" Structure at Core of Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)


This image of the core of the nearby spiral galaxy M51, taken with the Wide Field Planetary camera (in PC mode) on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows a striking, dark "X" silhouetted across the galaxy's nucleus.  The "X" is due to absorption by dust and marks the exact position of a black hole which may have a mass equivalent to one-million stars like the sun.

The darkest bar may be an edge-on dust ring which is 100 light-years in diameter.  The edge-on to us not only hides the black hole and accretion disk from being viewed directly from earth, but also determines the axis of a jet of high-speed plasma and confines radiation from the accretion disk to a pair of oppositely directed cones of light, which ionize gas caught in their beam.

The second bar of the "X" could be a second disk seen edge on, or possibly rotating gas and dust in MS1 intersecting with the jets and ionization cones.

The size of the image is 1100 light-years.
Object Names: M51, Whirlpool Galaxy
Image Type: Astronomical
Credit: H. Ford (JHU/ STScI ), the Faint Object Spectrograph IDT, and NASA

Part of the logo is from space and shows the magnificence of God's handiwork.

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