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    • Ishvara Pranidhana

      “The art of Peace I practice has room for each of the world’s eight million gods, and I cooperate with them all. The God of Peace is very great and enjoins all that is divine and enlightened in every land.” —Morihei Ueshiba ..*

    • S∆R∆

      Butterfly Nebula (NGC 6302) lies about 4,000 light-years away in the arachnologically correct constellation Scorpius. #cosmos #space

    • Karen Bell

      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!

    • Griffin Wahl

      I fucking love space! Butterfly Nebula - NGC 6302 lies about 4,000 light-years away in the arachnologically correct constellation Scorpius.

    • Bec Duncan

      Butterfly Nebula - NGC 6302 lies about 4,000 light-years away in constellation Scorpius.

    • Linda Scheurle

      butterfly nebula ♥ SPECTACULAR beauty

    • Micheline Dubien

      ~The Universe ~Butterfly Nebula ~

    • Ashley Jones

      Space. The final frontier.

    • Lady of Spain

      Nebulosa de la Mariposa

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