Butterflies Beyond the Tail of a Swan

NASA/ESA Hubble A butterfly-shaped nebula, the blasted remains of a star similar to our Sun, lies just beyond the tip of the tail of Cygnus, the Swan, in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the glowing gas and dust of this butterfly-shaped...

Starlike Butterfly

Credit: ESA/NASA Hubble   A starlike butterfly flits in the dark in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the body and wings of planetary nebula NGC 6881. What shapes and patterns do you see? Leave a note below. The inner part of NGC 6881...

Dusty Angel

Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) and NAOJ A dusty angel surrounds a newly formed star in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the star-forming region of Sh 2-106, or S106 for short. What shapes or stories do you see?...

Watercolor Butterfly

Credit: Rodger Thompson, Marcia Rieke, Glenn Schneider, Dean Hines (University of Arizona); Raghvendra Sahai (Jet Propulsion Laboratory); NICMOS Instrument Definition Team, and NASA A watercolor butterfly shines in this image of the Egg Nebula from NASA’s Hubble...

Dusty Butterfly

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Dusty wings, resembling a butterfly, unfold around a star late in its life in this image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the short-lived event, known as a protoplanetary nebula, around IRAS 20068+4051. What shapes and...