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Use the zoom and pan tools below the image to move
wherever you want in the Butterfly Nebula.



The Butterfly Nebula
was a dying star that was once about five times the mass of the Sun. It has ejected its layer of gases and is now unleashing a stream of ultraviolet radiation that is making the ejected material glow.

IMAGE CREDIT: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team