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Published: Saturday, Jan. 11 2014 4:00 a.m. MST

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Huntsville, UT

God has 3 fingers and a thumb, so clearly, it was The Simpsons created in his image.

Nice picture.

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

An optical illusion. As an LDS I believe God's hand looks like yours and mine.

American Fork, UT

It's a Rorschach test; you see in it exactly what you want to.

Riverton, UT

"NASA has labeled the image, which has been likened to an X-ray of a hand, the “Hand of God,” USA Today reported."

I'm a believer in science and I'm a believer in religion, but I can't believe that NASA would call this image the "Hand of God". NASA should help educate the public about science, not trigger articles like this one.

"'We don't know if the hand shape is an optical illusion,' said Hongjun An of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, according to USA Today."

Another unbelievable statement. Do they think it might really be a hand?

A Scientist
Provo, UT

That is very cool. Now THAT is a "god" in which I can believe - a mere symbolic interpretation of astronomical events. Nice image.

Salt Lake City, UT

"BBC News reported that a black hole is inching closer to a giant gas cloud. If they collide, which is likely to happen in the spring, there could be something for everyone to see, BBC News said."

"Inching closer", when used in the context of a galactic scale, is an awfully strange use of the term. Even the idea that the even horizon of something like this is within a few months is a bit jarring.

I suppose it's all appropriate within an article that shows people associating, however loosely, the configuration of cosmic dust to "the hand of God". :o)

Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

People who don't believe in God, have no reference here so they will just refer it to randomness and they are right because it is subject to their "Seeing what they want to see", it is how they explain things. For those who believe in God, they will find symbolism and beauty, which makes life much more beautiful.

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

I see a nebula of gas.

It's like that old ink blob test.
Subjective to the beholder.

BTW - I don't think Moses spoke to God face to Nebula.

A Scientist
Provo, UT

Uncle Rico,

Since when do religious believers have the copyright and patent on beauty, symbolism, meaning and happiness?

When will the arrogance of religion humble itself?

Saint George, UT

In The Simpsons, God and Jesus actually have five fingers; they are the only characters that do. Fun fact.

Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

@ Scientist

My opinions have been based largely on the demeanor and content of your repeated comments.

Cool Cat Cosmo
Payson, UT

Despite the anti-religious snarky comments, I think that it is a neat picture, and it does sort of resemble a hand...as to whose hand it might be? Well, I'll let you decide.

Karen R.
Houston, TX

@Uncle Rico

My experience has been the opposite of yours. Once I shed the artificial filters of religion and began to educate myself about reality, I became filled with the wonder and beauty of nature and the cosmos. For the first time in my life I felt a sense of belonging. Incredible, incredible experience that does not fail to thrill me.

Inis Magrath
Fort Kent Mills, ME

Well, NASA must have it's information wrong because they "claim" it is from a nova 17,000 years ago. But, we all know the universe is only about 6,000 years old. Right?

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