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Picture of the day

The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth's night sky are often named for flowers or insects. Though its wingspan covers over 3 light-years, NGC 6302 is no exception. With an estimated surface temperature of about 250,000 degrees C, the dying central star of this particular planetary nebula has become exceptionally hot, shining brightly in ultraviolet light but hidden from direct view by [...]

By |2019-03-02T11:01:24+05:30March 2nd, 2019|Latest Post|0 Comments

Indian scientists discover ultraviolet wings of Butterfly Nebula

Indian astrophysicists were treated to what they called the "most spectacular objects in the sky" when they discovered ultraviolet wings around the Butterfly Nebula, captured using Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (UVIT) of AstroSat. A nebula is an interstellar cloud of dust, and gases. Located 3,800 light years from Earth in the Scorpius constellation, Butterfly Nebula or [...]

By |2018-11-04T20:46:35+05:30November 4th, 2018|Latest Post|0 Comments