Pan on NGC 6302

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Scientists have concluded the checkout period for NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and now are revealing images showcasing the power of the much-improved observatory. In this pan sequence, one of Hubble’s new instruments, the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), sets its eyes on the graceful but turbulent Bug Nebula, also known as the Butterfly Nebula.


Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA and the SM4 ERO Team

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Release date:9 September 2009, 17:00
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