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Butterfly death throes

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Butterfly_death_throes_node_full_image_2Many celestial objects are beautiful – swirling spiral galaxies or glittering clusters of stars are notable examples. But some of the most striking scenes are created during the death throes of intermediate-mass stars, when great clouds of superheated gas are expelled into space. These dying breaths form planetary nebulas like NGC 6302, captured here in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 14, 2014 at 4:08 pm