The Universe Is On Fire (could have sworn I’d posted this already)

via the ever delightful Ben Peek, who delightfully came up in conversation recently as “the person farthest away from here to say Hello To That Mike for me”:

“This celestial object looks like a delicate butterfly, but it’s far from serene: what resemble the dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to more than 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

The gas is tearing across space at more than 600,000 miles an hour — fast enough to travel from Earth to the moon in 24 minutes.”


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