Photo of the day | Butterfly Nebula

Jun

12

2013

Photo of the day | Butterfly Nebula

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There is nothing more tender and delicate Butterfly Nebula. Butterfly Nebula or Bug Nebula is a bipolar planetary nebula in the constellation of Scorpio and is located at a distance of 4,000 light-years from Earth. The main feature of this nebula in favor of its complex structure.

In the center of the nebula is a dying star, its surface temperature is greater than 200 000 degrees Celsius. The image was obtained Wide Field Camera 3 orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and shows a bright cavity of ionized gas surrounding the central star.
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