Demise in ice and fire
Date: 29 April 2004
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