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    • Ashley Jones

      Space. The final frontier.

    • 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!

    • Sophie More

      This is a butterfly galaxy. I like the irony of something so vast being named after a creature so small and delicate

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