NASA's June images of the day

NASA's June images of the day

Credit: NASA

The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth's night sky are often named for flowers or insects. Though its wingspan covers over 3 light-years, NGC 6302 is no exception. With an estimated surface temperature of about 250,000 degrees C, the dying central star of this particular planetary nebula has become exceptionally hot, shining brightly in ultraviolet light but hidden from direct view by a dense torus of dust.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 6:07 AM

NASA posts an image of the day each day on its website. Some of the images were taken the same day as they were posted. Others are historical or file photos. Here is what NASA posted for the month of June.

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