I'm sorry about the lack of quality posts here recently. I would like to say it's because I have been busy, but the truth is I have had a lack of inspiration. That is, until I saw this picture on Yahoo.
It is actually the embers from a dying star reaching for a gas cloud. It reminded me of a story from a comic book series I had read, entitled Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Three and a half billion years ago, one race had risen above all others. Billions of years before the birth of man, this race had conquered space travel as well as other technological wonders. The chief scientist among them had built a machine that allowed him to peer through time. This scientist was named Krona. (Krona is also the Swedish unit of money.) Krona wanted to use his machine to witness the birth of the universe, but the other scientists warned that this was forbidden, and may cause a catastrophe. In his arrogance, Krona uses the machine to view the beginning of time anyway. He witnesses a giant hand holding a cluster of stars.
At this point, his machine blew up, and what was one universe became a multiverse. Thousands if nowt millions of alternate universes were created.
There are so many implications to this. What many may take for the hand of god, is a pulsar. Many ancient cultures worshipped the sun as a god, and of course a pulsar is the dying embers of a sun.
Check out Jake's post on the hand at the Blob. That's all I have for now. Thanks for reading.