My trivia and facts on the Universe. Asteroids, black holes, distances, galaxies, light, Mars rovers, Moon landings, stars, Titan, Voyager program, and other Universe trivia and facts.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
The Butterfly Nebula is an image of a planetary nebula in the constellation Scorpius. It was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009. The image looks like a giant butterfly. The gasses in the nebula are moving at more than 600,000 miles an hour. The "butterfly" is approximately two light years across.