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Hubble Sees the Wings of a Butterfly: The Twin Jet Nebula

2017-12-08

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The shimmering colors visible in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image show off the remarkable complexity of the Twin Jet Nebula. The new image highlights the nebula’s shells and its knots of expanding gas in striking detail. Two iridescent lobes of material stretch outwards from a central star system. Within these lobes two huge jets of gas are streaming from the star system at speeds in excess of one million kilometers (621,400 miles) per hour.

Read more: go.nasa.gov/1hGASfl

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt

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  • Title: Hubble Sees the Wings of a Butterfly: The Twin Jet Nebula
  • Date Created: 2017-12-08
  • Location: Greenbelt, MD
  • Rights: GSFC
  • Album: ayoung

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