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    Space. The final frontier.

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    The Butterfly Nebula (NGC 6302) is a bipolar planetary nebula in constellation Scorpius. Its structure is among most complex. The dainty looking celestial insect wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas released by a dying star heated to over 36,000 deg F, tearing across space at over 600,000 MPH—fast enough to travel from Earth to the Moon in 24 minutes!

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The Butterfly Nebula - NGC 6302 (also called the Bug Nebula, Butterfly Nebula, or Caldwell 69) is a bipolar planetary nebula in the constellation Scorpius. The structure in the nebula is among the most complex ever observed in planetary nebulae. The spectrum of NGC 6302 shows that its central star is one of the hottest stars in the galaxy, with a surface temperature in excess of 200,000 K, implying that the star from which it formed must have been very large.

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NGC 6302 (also called the Bug Nebula, Butterfly Nebula, or Caldwell 69) is a bipolar planetary nebula in the constellation Scorpius. The structure in the nebula is among the most complex ever observed in planetary nebulae. The spectrum of NGC 6302 shows that its central star is one of the hottest stars in the galaxy, with a surface temperature in excess of 200,000 K, implying that the star from which it formed must have been very large.

M20 / NGC 6514: Trifid Nebula. This nebula is in Sagittarius. Its name means 'divided into three lobes.' The object is an unusual combination of an open cluster of stars; an emission nebula; a reflection nebula and a dark nebula. Distance to Earth: 5200 ly