New images of planetary nebulae NGC 6302 and NGC 7027 was so unusual that it amazed and Network users, and the astronomers. Published NASA photographs EN masse to share in social networks.

Both the nebula is well known to scientists. due fanciful shape, which resembles two wings of the bipolar planetary nebula NGC 6302 in the constellation Scorpio still bears the name Butterfly. NGC 7027 is a very young planetary nebula in the constellation of Cygnus at a distance of about 3 thousand light-years from Earth. But still they are not studied in detail.

“When I looked in the archive of Hubble and realized that no one observed these nebulae with a wide-angle camera telescope (Wide Field Camera 3 — ed.) in the entire wavelength range, I was amazed”, — quotes the words of NASA Joel Kastner, author of a new study at Rochester Institute of technology (USA).

“the New multi-frequency observations of Hubble give by far the most complete picture of these impressive nebulae. When I downloaded the images and I felt like a kid in a candy store,” says Castner.

Both objects are very important for understanding the formation processes of planetary nebulae, astronomers say.

Anna Lysenko