Nebula

A nebula (from Latin: “mist” [1]; pl. nebulae or nebulæ, with ligature or nebulas) is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen gas and plasma. It is the first stage of a star‘s cycle. Originally nebula was a general name for any extended astronomical object, including galaxies beyond the Milky Way (some examples of the older usage survive; for example, the Andromeda Galaxy was referred to as the Andromeda Nebula before galaxies were discovered by Edwin Hubble). Nebulae often form star-forming regions, such as in the Eagle Nebula. This nebula is depicted in one of NASA‘s most famous images, the “Pillars of Creation“. In these regions the formations of gas, dust and other materials ‘clump’ together to form larger masses, which attract further matter, and eventually will become big enough to form stars. The remaining materials are then believed to form planets, and other planetary system objects.

References:

^ The Messier Catalog: Diffuse Nebulae. University of Illinois SEDS. Retrieved on 200706-12.

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11 thoughts on “Nebula

  1. hey I don’t know nebula can you give me like an example…
    It’ so hard for me..
    I’m ten years old..
    everyone tell me about nebula!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Unknown is known
    unseen the possibilities,
    Knew the order came,
    and One will remain.
    That: E = Missing term/ Random Samplings, And
    GENERALITY (Genesis).

    E = Rational ( Anno Domini)
    E = EARTH / MAN

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