Friday, February 23, 2007

"Apple of my Eye"



Deuteronomy 32:9-11
9 For the LORD's portion is his people,
Jacob his allotted inheritance.

10 In a desert land he found him,
in a barren and howling waste.
He shielded him and cared for him;
he guarded him as the apple of his eye,

11 like an eagle that stirs up its nest
and hovers over its young,
that spreads its wings to catch them
and carries them on its pinions.


I'm thinking that really looks like an apple there in the center:>D

Hat tip: APOD

11 comments:

nanc said...

i would never poke G-d in the pupil of His eye.

Eyes said...

Me neither... But there are those who do...

Gayle said...

That's awesome, Eyes! It's also snagged. :)

Eyes said...

Hi Gayle, I've seen other shots of this one before, but they were never as clear as this one!

cube said...

Wow. That reminds me of Sauron's eye from The Lord of the Rings.

Always On Watch Two said...

Eyes,
So beautiful!

The Lord continues to guard His people. Sometimes, in all the turmoil, we forget that.

He is the same--yesterday, today, and forever.

Eyes said...

Hi AOW, I find these images comforting. It's comforting knowing one's size and place in the universe:>D

American Crusader said...

Is this the same phenomenon referred to as "The Eye of God"?
Similar in Appearance but with Much More Color.
A Fantastic Picture.

Eyes said...

Hi ac, I think it is. It sure looks like the same one:

Dust and the Helix Nebula

Explanation: Dust makes this cosmic eye look red. The eerie Spitzer Space Telescope image shows infrared radiation from the well-studied Helix Nebula (NGC 7293) a mere 700 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius.

The two light-year diameter shroud of dust and gas around a central white dwarf has long been considered an excellent example of a planetary nebula, representing the final stages in the evolution of a sun-like star. But the Spitzer data show the nebula's central star itself is immersed in a surprisingly bright infrared glow.

Models suggest the glow is produced by a dust debris disk. Even though the nebular material was ejected from the star many thousands of years ago, the close-in dust could be generated by collisions in a reservoir of objects analogous to our own solar system's Kuiper Belt or cometary Oort cloud.

Formed in the distant planetary system, the comet-like bodies have otherwise survived even the dramatic late stages of the star's evolution.

gandalf said...

That does it, now I know I am being watched and I am not paranoid

Eyes said...

:>D Me neither G :>D