The majestic beauty of the dying Twin Jet Nebula has been revealed in incredible detail in a stunning new image by Hubble

The majestic beauty of the dying Twin Jet Nebula has been revealed in incredible detail in a stunning new image by Hubble.

Stretched out like iridescent butterfly wings, the image reveals the incredible complexity of the bipolar nebula’s two shimmering lobes.

Despite their peaceful appearance, these violent cosmic clouds are jets of star material, streaming off into space at speeds over 620, 000mph (1 million km/h).

WHAT IS A NEBULA?

Most stars with masses similar to that of our Sun will end their lives as white dwarfs — small, very dense, and hot bodies that slowly cool down over billions of years.

On the way to this final phase of their lives the stars throw their atmospheres out into the space and create planetary nebulae, colourful glowing clouds of gas surrounding the small, bright stellar relics. 

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