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Never Seen Clearly, This Is A Beautiful Portrait of the Butterfly Nebula in Space

This nebula resembles a butterfly in outer space Thousands of light years away, there is a "space butterfly" which is bright blue with purple and red clouds. It's an appearance we've never seen in such focused detail before. It is named because of its resemblance to the insect "butterfly". This is actually a planetary nebula, a giant gas cloud that forms around an ancient, unexploded star. The CNN report quoted Thursday (6/8/2020) said, the European Space Observatory (ESO) recently captured clear images of the interstellar object with the Very Large Telescope, which is stationed in the host country Chile. The object known as NGC 2899 is a nebula located between 3,000 and 6,500 light years from Earth in the southern constellation Vela. space butterfly / European Southern Obs...