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Butterfly Nebula Space Wallpaper

Butterfly Nebula
Gas released by a dying star races across space at more than 600,000 miles an hour, forming the delicate shape of a celestial butterfly.
(Image: © NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team)

This cool space wallpaper shows gas released by a dying star racing across space at more than 600,000 miles an hour, forming the delicate shape of a celestial butterfly. This nebula is also known as NGC 6302 or the Bug Nebula.

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