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mikedaewon regram @nasa
Here we see the spectacular cosmic pairing of the star Hen 2-427 - more commonly known as WR 124 - and the nebula M1-67 which surrounds it. Both objects, captured here by the Hubble Space Telescope are found in the constellation of Sagittarius and lie 15,000 light-years away. The star Hen 2-427 shines brightly at the very center of this explosive image and around the hot clumps of surrounding gas that are being ejected into space at over 93,210 miles (150,000 km) per hour.

Hen 2-427 is a Wolf-Rayet star, named after the astronomers Charles Wolf and Georges Rayet. Wolf-Rayet are super-hot stars characterized by a fierce ejection of mass. The nebula M1-67 is estimated to be no more than 10,000 years old - just a baby in astronomical terms - but what a beautiful and magnificent sight it makes.

Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt

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jessicaween And now I am quilting! I would stay at the machine all day but the small people require a picnic lunch at the playground. Luckily I have lots of pretty hand stitching on the go I can take to amuse myself. But which one?
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sparkcrafted HST doodling led to this spring 2016 class sample for @handcraftwrkshp. Whoopsies. #quilting #hst #fabric #handcraftwrkshp 4h

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ttcbabyschult Going to start putting the top together tomorrow! #pinwheels #quilt #quilting #halfsquaretriangles #hst 5h

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Wings of a Butterfly: The cosmic butterfly is called the Twin Jet Nebula. The glowing and expanding shells of gas clearly visible in this image represent the final stages of life for an old star of low to intermediate mass. The star has not only ejected its outer layers, but the exposed remnant core is now illuminating these layers - resulting in a spectacular light show. The characteristic shape of the wings of the Twin Jet Nebula is most likely caused by the motion of two central stars around each other. It is believed that as the dying star and white dwarf orbit around their common center of mass, the ejected gas from the dying star is pulled into two lobes rather than expanding as a uniform sphere. Meanwhile the nebula's wings are still growing and, by measuring their expansion, astronomers have calculated that the nebula was created only 1,200 years ago.

Credits: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt

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galaxiasycosmos Fuente: La Nasa.
Alas de una Mariposa: La mariposa cósmica se llama la Nebulosa Jet gemelo. Las brillantes y en expansión conchas de gas claramente visible en esta imagen representan las etapas finales de la vida de una vieja estrella de baja masa intermedia. La estrella no sólo ha expulsado sus capas exteriores, pero el núcleo remanente expuesta está iluminando estas capas - resultando en un espectacular show de luces. La forma característica de las alas de la Nebulosa Jet gemelo es muy probablemente causado por el movimiento de dos estrellas centrales alrededor de la otra. Se cree que a medida que la estrella moribunda y la órbita enana blanca alrededor de su centro de masa común, el gas expulsado de la estrella moribunda se tira en dos lóbulos en lugar de expandirse como una esfera uniforme. Mientras tanto las alas de la nebulosa todavía están creciendo y, mediante la medición de su expansión, los astrónomos han calculado que la nebulosa fue creado hace sólo 1.200 años.

Créditos: ESA / Hubble y la NASA, Reconocimiento: Judy Schmidt

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naumova_ksen #Repost @nasa
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Wings of a Butterfly: The cosmic butterfly is called the Twin Jet Nebula. The glowing and expanding shells of gas clearly visible in this image represent the final stages of life for an old star of low to intermediate mass. The star has not only ejected its outer layers, but the exposed remnant core is now illuminating these layers - resulting in a spectacular light show. The characteristic shape of the wings of the Twin Jet Nebula is most likely caused by the motion of two central stars around each other. It is believed that as the dying star and white dwarf orbit around their common center of mass, the ejected gas from the dying star is pulled into two lobes rather than expanding as a uniform sphere. Meanwhile the nebula's wings are still growing and, by measuring their expansion, astronomers have calculated that the nebula was created only 1,200 years ago.

Credits: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt

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projecteyewear #Repost @nasa
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Wings of a Butterfly: The cosmic butterfly is called the Twin Jet Nebula. The glowing and expanding shells of gas clearly visible in this image represent the final stages of life for an old star of low to intermediate mass. The star has not only ejected its outer layers, but the exposed remnant core is now illuminating these layers - resulting in a spectacular light show. The characteristic shape of the wings of the Twin Jet Nebula is most likely caused by the motion of two central stars around each other. It is believed that as the dying star and white dwarf orbit around their common center of mass, the ejected gas from the dying star is pulled into two lobes rather than expanding as a uniform sphere. Meanwhile the nebula's wings are still growing and, by measuring their expansion, astronomers have calculated that the nebula was created only 1,200 years ago.

Credits: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt

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Great day so far! See our featured Traveler duffle bag collection, classic pieces, as well as enjoy great drinks, good music, classic games, a laid back atmosphere, and great people.
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sarahazell #spacesunday
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Wings of a Butterfly: The cosmic butterfly is called the Twin Jet Nebula. The glowing and expanding shells of gas clearly visible in this image represent the final stages of life for an old star of low to intermediate mass. The star has not only ejected its outer layers, but the exposed remnant core is now illuminating these layers - resulting in a spectacular light show. The characteristic shape of the wings of the Twin Jet Nebula is most likely caused by the motion of two central stars around each other. It is believed that as the dying star and white dwarf orbit around their common center of mass, the ejected gas from the dying star is pulled into two lobes rather than expanding as a uniform sphere. Meanwhile the nebula's wings are still growing and, by measuring their expansion, astronomers have calculated that the nebula was created only 1,200 years ago.

#nasa #hubble #nasabeyond #hubble25 #hst #astronomy #butterfly #nebula #science
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