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Boys jump in the water on the first sunny day of spring in Malmo, Sweden, April 2, 2011. Temperature in Malmo reached 17 degrees Celsius (63 degrees Fahrenheit), signaling the end of an unusually long and hard winter. (Reuters/Johan Nilsson)

This celestial butterfly is far from serene. What resemble dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to nearly 20,000 degrees Celsius. The gas is tearing across space at more than 950,000 kilometers per hour – fast enough to travel from Earth to the Moon in 24 minutes! (NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team) | A cluster of galaxies about 170 million light years from Earth, located in the constellation Centaurus. | <b>Description</b>: The Chandra image of the Centaurus galaxy cluster shows a long plume-like feature resembling a twisted sheet. The plume is some 70,000 light years in length and has a temperature of about 10 million degrees Celsius. It is several million degrees cooler than the hot gas around it, as seen in this temperature-coded image in which the sequence…