Astronomers Succeeded To Display A ‘Space Butterfly’


Scientists from the European Southern Observatory managed to capture the image of a space butterfly located in the constellation Vela. The space butterfly has never been seen in such detail before.

Astronomers can make very impressive discoveries in space, which is always open to obscurity and surprises. This time, the researchers did a similar situation and managed to capture a butterfly image. According to the news in Unilad, this planetary nebula shaped like a butterfly has never been seen in such detail before.

This space butterfly accommodates a huge cloud of gas formed around an ancient star that has not yet exploded. It is believed that there are two central stars in the butterfly. Gas clouds are expanding up to two light years from the center. Also, those clouds that expand from the two stars that make up the shape of a butterfly are these clouds.

Space butterfly

This image, which has a great influence, was captured by the very large telescope, the name of the European Southern Observatory (European Southern Observatory). Located in the Chilean mountains, this telescope is said to be the ‘most advanced optical instrument in the world’.

With its accompanying interferometer, Very Large Telescope can illuminate details 25 times more than normal telescopes. Even in the absence of an interferometer, it can see 4 billion times clearer than the human eye. This space butterfly is known as the NGC 2899 (New General Catalog) and is thought to be in the constellation Vela, visible from the southern hemisphere, 3,000 to 6,500 light years from Earth.

The European Southern Observatory states that the space butterfly consists of ultraviolet radiation that illuminates the gas cover around the star, causing it to shine brightly. But this only lasts for a few thousand years before leaving.


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