Claim: A photograph taken by the Hubble Space Telescope shows a nebula dubbed the 'Eye of God.'
WHAT'S TRUE: The image is based on photographs of the Helix Nebula captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
WHAT'S FALSE: The image is a composite of multiple photographs (including some taken by a land-based telescope) and has been artificially tinted.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
This photo is a very rare one, taken by NASA. This kind of event occurs once in 3000 years.
This photo has done miracles in many lives.
Make a wish ... you have looked at the eye of God.
Surely you will see the changes in your life within a day.
Whether you believe it or not, don't keep this mail with you.
Pass this at least to 7 persons.
This is a picture NASA took with the Hubbell telescope.
Called "The Eye of God."
Too awesome to delete. It is worth sharing.
Origin:The above-displayed image is a real photograph of the
The Helix Nebula does not naturally appear with the colors shown above; however, the tinting of the image is artificial. The picture's "Eye of God" appellation is a title coined by an admirer of the photograph due to the nebula's resemblance to a human eye, not something designated by NASA, and the nebula is also visible all the time, not merely "once in 3000 years."
Last updated: 20 June 2016
Originally published: 05 February 2004