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Hand of God? Or cosmic angel?

Hand of God? Or Cosmic Angel? What NASA's "cloud" looks like really is up in the air.

But what is it, really? NASA says it's a new X-ray image of a pulsar wind nebula, or the remnants of a star that exploded in a supernova.

The image was made using high-energy X-rays of the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR (shown in blue), and lower-energy X-rays imaged by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory (green and red).

NASA says the actual pulsar can't be seen here, and what you can see depends on your "ink blot" sensibilities -- called "pareidolia, meaning the perception of familiar shapes in random ones. Like in cloud-gazing.

You can read more about the image at nbcnews.com.

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