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The Oily Red Rose Nebula


This picture of the "Cat's Eye Nebula," taken on September 18, 1994, by the NASA Hubble Space Telescope is officially referred to as NGC 6543. Estimated to be 1,000 years old, the nebula is a visual "fossil record" of the dynamics and late evolution of a dying star.  NGC 6543 is an exploding star 3,000 light-years away in the northern constellation Draco.

They should have called it the "Oily Red Rose Nebula." As the Quran states in Surat ar-Rahman (chapter 55), "When the sky is torn apart, so it was (like) a red rose, like ointment."  How would the Quran know 1,400 years ago that when a star explodes, it is like a oily red rose?


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