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NGC 6302 and NGC 7027

NGC 6302 and NGC 7027


Date: 18 June 2020
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Butterfly Nebula, NGC 6302, NGC 7027
Copyright: NASA, ESA, and J. Kastner (RIT), CC BY 4.0

These two new images from the Hubble Space Telescope depict two nearby young planetary nebulae, NGC 6302, dubbed the Butterfly Nebula, and NGC 7027, which resembles a jewel bug. Both are among the dustiest planetary nebulae known and both contain unusually large masses of gas.

 
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Last Update: 26 June 2020
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