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Nasa has captured a new image of a hand-shaped formation around a star that has been dubbed the “hand of God”. Scientists said it was a nebula – a cloud of gas – around a neutron star called PSR B1509-58, or B1509 for short. Neutron stars are created when massive stars run out of fuel and collapse.

The star has collapsed so much, Nasa says it is only 12 miles across and incredibly dense.

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