Butterfly Nebula, also known as Bug Nebula, Bipolar Nebula, NGC 6302, Caldwell 69, Sharpless 6, PK 349+01 1, Gum 60 and RCW 124, is a Bipolar Planetary Nebula/Emission Nebula located in The Scorpius Constellation. Butterfly Nebula is 3.4 Thousand Light Years from Earth. Butterfly Nebula has a radius of 1.5 Light Years.
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The Butterfly Nebula has been known to man since 1888 but was officially described in art in 1907 by American Astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard. It the center of The Butterfly Nebula lies its central star, which is one of the hottest stars known to this world. This star has a mass of 0.64 solar masses and has a surface temperature above 250,000 degrees Celsius or over 250273.15 Kelvin. This central star is a white dwarf and was discovered in 2009 by The Hubble Space Telescope. This white dwarf is the middle of the colossal hourglass shaped nebula known as Butterfly Nebula.
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