Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Butterfly Nebula

We have yet another reason to thank the Hubble Telescope for his amazing photography skills.  Last week, the valiant little space photographer captured photos of PN M2-9, the Twin Jets Nebula. The nebula is made up of two stars orbiting one another, and it looks like a "cosmic butterfly."  Needless to say, it's a stunning interstellar light show, like two luminous dancers engaged in a heavenly ballet. Seeing it really puts things into perspective--Earth is really such a small part of the universe.

The shimmering colors visible in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image show off the complexity of the Twin Jet Nebula.
From NASA article
And, for further Hubble-butterfly awesomeness, check out this video:


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