A new telescope in Chile captures an awe-inspiring image dubbed “God’s Hand,” revealing CG 4, a cometary globule 1,300 light-years away. Dense clouds of gas and dust form its hand-like structure, with an eight-light-year tail. The DECam’s image, cutting through cosmic dust, showcases the region’s star-forming activity within the Gum Nebula. This significant discovery aids astronomers in unraveling the mysteries of star formation and nebular dynamics.

​A new telescope in Chile captures an awe-inspiring image dubbed “God’s Hand,” revealing CG 4, a cometary globule 1,300 light-years away. Dense clouds of gas and dust form its hand-like structure, with an eight-light-year tail. The DECam’s image, cutting through cosmic dust, showcases the region’s star-forming activity within the Gum Nebula. This significant discovery aids astronomers in unraveling the mysteries of star formation and nebular dynamics. 

​