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Hubble Camera Resumes Science Operation With Picture Of "Butterfly" In Space

Hubble Camera Resumes Science Operation With Picture Of "Butterfly" In Space


Depicts: NGC 2346, IRAS 07068-0043
Copyright: Massimo Stiavelli (STScI), and NASA

The Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) is back at work, capturing this black-and-white image of the "butterfly wing"-shaped nebula, NGC 2346. The nebula is about 2,000 light-years away from Earth in the direction of the constellation Monoceros. It represents the spectacular "last gasp" of a binary star system at the nebula's center.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
3-Dec-2021 20:17 UT

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