image by Hubble SM3 ERO Team, NASA, and ESA

Butterfly Nebula ||NGC 6302 || 3.4 ± 0.5 kly away
This stunning image is brought to you by the new and improved Hubble Telescope. With an estimated surface temperature of 250,000 degrees C, the central star of the Butterfly Nebula is exceptionally hot.

image by Hubble SM3 ERO Team, NASA, and ESA

Butterfly Nebula ||NGC 6302 || 3.4 ± 0.5 kly away

This stunning image is brought to you by the new and improved Hubble Telescope. With an estimated surface temperature of 250,000 degrees C, the central star of the Butterfly Nebula is exceptionally hot.