Angela | 15 | Science and Electronic Dance Music
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sci-universe:

So I found this from my blog’s archive. I reblogged it some years ago and the post was shared by over 100,000 people. Only now I realize that this should have a second part. And since no one else has done it, here it is:

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sci-universe:

These are various photographs of NGC 6302, the Butterfly Nebula (also called the Bug Nebula) which lies about 4,000 light-years away in the constellation of Scorpion. The structure in it is among the most complex ever observed in planetary nebulae. The spectrum of NGC 6302 shows that its central star is one of the hottest stars in the galaxy, with a surface temperature in excess of 250,000°C (450,000°F), implying that the star from which it formed must have been veeery large.

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