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Image: Hubble nets an interstellar butterfly

( —The "butterfly effect" says the flap of a butterfly's wings may lead to a developing hurricane on the other side of the world. But what happens when a butterfly flaps its wings in the depths of space?

dateMar 21, 2014 in Astronomy
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How stellar death can lead to twin celestial jets

( —Astronomers know that while large stars can end their lives as violently cataclysmic supernovae, smaller stars end up as planetary nebulae – colorful, glowing clouds of dust and gas. In recent decades these ...

dateFeb 12, 2014 in Astronomy
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Image: The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543)

Three thousand light years from Earth, the Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543) is a sight that draws in the human eye. In this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, numerous bubbles are visible – shapes generated by the ...

dateJan 07, 2014 in Astronomy
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A ghostly trio from Spitzer Space Telescope

( —In the spirit of Halloween, scientists are releasing a trio of stellar ghosts caught in infrared light by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. All three spooky structures, called planetary nebulas, are in fact material ...

dateOct 29, 2013 in Astronomy
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Moon is younger than first thought

Improved age data for the Moon suggests that it is much younger than previously believed according to scientists presenting at a Royal Society discussion meeting entitled Origins of the Moon this week (23 September). Professor ...

dateSep 25, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Hubble eyes a smoldering star

( —This new image, snapped by NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows the star HD 184738, also known as Campbell's hydrogen star. It is surrounded by plumes of reddish gas—the fiery red and orange hues are caused ...

dateSep 23, 2013 in Astronomy
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Bizarre alignment of planetary nebulae

Astronomers have used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ESO's New Technology Telescope to explore more than 100 planetary nebulae in the central bulge of our galaxy. They have found that butterfly-shaped members of ...

dateSep 04, 2013 in Astronomy
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