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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Astronomy Tuesday

This 2009 Hubble image of the Butterfly Nebula in Scorpio has been beautifully reprocessed to bring out the detail. The old star at the center of the nebula is a white dwarf, much smaller than our sun, but unusually hot, giving a spectacular glow to the surrounding gases.

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, HLA; Reprocessing and Copyright: Robert Eder

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