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Demise in ice and fire

Demise in ice and fire

Date: 29 April 2004
Satellite: Hubble
Depicts: NGC 6302, Bug Nebula
Copyright: ESA/NASA and Albert Zijlstra

The Bug Nebula, NGC 6302, is one of the brightest and most extreme planetary nebulae known. At its centre lies a superhot, dying star smothered in a blanket of hailstones. A new Hubble image reveals fresh detail in the wings of this cosmic butterfly.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
21-Jun-2024 13:49 UT

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