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The Bug Nebula, NGC 6302
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- Title The Bug Nebula, NGC 6302
- Released 28/04/2004 3:01 pm
- Copyright Credit: 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 icy 'hailstones'. A new Hubble image reveals fresh detail in the wings of this 'cosmic butterfly'.