Thousands of light years away … the first picture of the “space butterfly”

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The European Space Observatory was able to capture an amazing image of a planetary nebula known as the “space butterfly”, which is a colorful and shining clouds located thousands of light years from the planet Earth.

The clouds, which are red, blue and purple, take a butterfly-like shape and have never been seen before, according to CNN.

These clouds are called the “planetary nebula” in the scientific community, and they are huge clouds of gases formed around an old star that has not yet exploded.

The recently photographed planetary nebula, the butterfly, is between 3,000 and 6,500 light years away from our planet, and is visible from the southern hemisphere.

This nebula witnesses the emission of ultraviolet rays around a star, in a brilliant fashion, but this phenomenon is not long-lived, because it comes to thousands of years only, and this period is not long in astronomical scales.

This fascinating satellite image was taken through a telescope in Chile that previously captured images of other amazing space objects.

The telescope, which took a picture of the nebula, is among the most accurate in the world to date, according to the European Space Observatory.

One of the extraordinary advantages of this observatory is that it can see things more than 4 billion times more accurate than the human eye.



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