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Heavenly beauty

An image of the Butterfly Nebula from the upgraded Hubble Space Telescope:

What resemble dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to more than 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The gas is tearing across space at more than 600,000 miles an hour — fast enough to travel from Earth to the moon in 24 minutes!

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September 27, 2009 - Posted by | Cultural, Science |

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