Butterfly Wings in Space

I visit the NASA Photo website quite often and am always impressed by the images we can see from their telescopes.

Most of the time, while I am awed and amazed, I decide against using an image on the archive because it is just “wow”.

Occasionally there is the “WOW” image.
This is one such.

butterfly

SOURCE:- NASA/ESA/Hubble SM4 ERO

Cauldrons of gas resembling butterfly wings and heated to more than 20,000 degrees Celsius tear across space at nearly 1,000,000km/h (fast enough to travel from Earth to the moon in 24 minutes). A dying star that was once about five times the mass of the Sun has ejected its envelope of gases and is unleashing a stream of ultraviolet radiation that is making the cast-off material glow. Photo released September 9, 2009.

6 Responses

  1. That is a “WOW” picture!!!!

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  2. From the Hubble Telescope, if I’m not mistaken. Glorious photos from there.

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  3. Just looked at the NASA site, full page image over there – beautiful !

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  4. That s indeed a WOW photo!

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  5. The sights created by the Gods of the Universe for human appreciation are truly amazing.

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