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How did the Butterfly Nebula get its wings? It’s complicated

Submitted by Tyneshia Valdez on February 14, 2023 - 12:22pm
A color rendition of NGC 6302, the Butterfly Nebula, created from black-and-white exposures taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2019 and 2020.

Check out this article written by Jame Urton about the Butterfly Nebula. This article dives into new research showing that something is amiss in the Butterfly Nebula! The research is led by Dr. Bruce Balick. Link to full article here. 

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