dec 302013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Butterfly Nebula

December 30, 2013 The Butterfly Nebula, a planetary nebula in Monoceros Image Credit: NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI) The Butterfly Nebula (NGC 2346) is a bright, unusual shaped bipolar planetary nebula with a diameter of about one-third of a light-year, located some 2,000 light-years away near the celestial equator in the constellation of [continue reading]

mei 062013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Bug Nebula

May 6, 2013 The Bug Nebula Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team NGC 6302 (better known as the Bug Nebula or the Butterfly Nebula) is a 2,200 years old bipolar planetary nebula of some 3 light-years across, located within our Milky Way galaxy at about 3,400 light-years distance in the constellation [continue reading]