Recently, an observatory in Chile issued a declaration stating that they had captured unprecedented images of an amazing nebula shaped as a butterfly, that is actually a dying star that has around it clouds of smoke and dust that appear as a light purple, beautiful cosmic light.
The beautiful celestial body is to be found at a distance of 200 light years from Earth and its name is Puppis L2. It is actually a giant red star and the shape that appears to us as a huge butterfly and its ring composed of dust areas that are still expanding and they comprise a length of 900 million kilometers.
A bipolar nebula is a celestial body that is still not extremely familiar to scientists, namely its origin is still mysterious, even in 2015. Because the process through which stars manage to maintain a flux of metals in their system is very important to the lifespan of a star and to the future existance of other stars, as Pierre Kervella, astronomer at the Unidad Mixta Internacional Franco-Chilena de Astronomía in France declares.
Astronomers everywhere are excited at the prosper of further studying the bipolar nebula, and it might also be possible for this to be done in real time, which is a great progress.
Under normal conditions, the star would be so bright that the light radiated from it would definitely make it impossible for the details of the nebulous area to be thoroughly observed or photographed. Whereas now, the images captured so far are one of the most detailed images that we have ever managed to retrieve.
An interesting aspect is that all the nebulae that exist in our galaxy are aligned in the same way, as the NASA scientists have repeatedly underlined after studying almost 130 nebulae in our Milky way. The reason for which this happens is still mysterious and their placement suggests that studies still have to continue until we have managed to unlock all the mysteries of space.
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