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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Astronomy Tuesday

The aptly named Butterfly Nebula in Scorpio. The dying star throwing off these beautiful gases is one of the hottest stars ever found, suggesting that it was once massive. Now it's a white dwarf, smaller than our sun.

Image credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

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