Hubble Telescope Captures Shimmering 'Cosmic Butterfly'

Gorgeous photo shows the twin jet nebula.

The old star shed its layers, leaving its core exposed and illuminating the layers to create a rainbow colored light show in space.

The cosmic butterfly's wings are expected to continue to spread, according to NASA's measurements. It may look pretty, but this cosmic butterfly is vicious. The growing lobes are twin jets of gas streaming into space at more than 621,400 miles per hour.

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