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ESA/Hubble heic1518: The wings of the butterfly — New Hubble image of the Twin Jet Nebula. The shimmering colours visible in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image show off the remarkable complexity of the Twin Jet Nebula. The new image highlights the nebula’s shells and its knots of expanding gas in striking detail. Two iridescent lobes ...

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ESA/Hubble News
26 August 2015

The shimmering colours visible in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image show off the remarkable complexity of the Twin Jet Nebula. The new image highlights the nebula’s shells and its knots of expanding gas in striking detail. Two iridescent lobes of material stretch outwards from a central star system. Within these lobes two huge jets of gas are streaming from the star system at speeds in excess of one million kilometres per hour.

The release, images and videos are available on:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1518/

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26 August 2015




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