It’s official: God exists. The Hubble caught Him out of his home, taking a walk on the Gemini constellation, about 5000 light-years from Earth. Looking at His photo, God doesn’t have a beard. Or maybe this isn’t God.
In fact, NASA says that this image taken by the space telescope Hubble – which is turning 20 this year – is the Eskimo Nebula, NGC 2392. It began forming 10,000 years ago – which sounds about right because that’s when God created Earth, as everybody knows. NGC 2392 was first discovered by William Herschel in 1787. In the middle you can see a dying star surrounded by some objects and gas.
The photography has been included in Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time, a book published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the space telescope. [Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time]