Definition of Nebula. Meaning of Nebula. Synonyms of Nebula

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Definition of Nebula

Nebula
Nebula Neb"u*la, n.; pl. Nebul[ae]. [L., mist, cloud; akin to Gr. ?, ?, cloud, mist, G. nebel mist, OHG. nebul, D. nevel, Skr. nabhas cloud, mist. Cf. Nebule.] 1. (Astron.) A faint, cloudlike, self-luminous mass of matter situated beyond the solar system among the stars. True nebul[ae] are gaseous; but very distant star clusters often appear like them in the telescope.

Meaning of Nebula from wikipedia

- A nebula (Latin for 'cloud, fog'; pl. nebulae, nebulæ, or nebulas) is a distinct luminescent part of interstellar medium, which can consist of ionized...
- The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976) is a diffuse nebula situated in the Milky Way, being south of Orion's Belt in the constellation...
- The Crab Nebula (catalogue designations M1, NGC 1952, Taurus A) is a supernova remnant and pulsar wind nebula in the constellation of Taurus. The common...
- The Helix Nebula (also known as NGC 7293 or Caldwell 63) is a planetary nebula (PN) located in the constellation Aquarius. Discovered by Karl Ludwig Harding...
- The Carina Nebula or Eta Carinae Nebula (catalogued as NGC 3372; also known as the Great Carina Nebula) is a large, complex area of bright and dark nebulosity...
- The Nebula Awards annually recognize the best works of science fiction or fantasy published in the United States. The awards are organized and awarded...
- A planetary nebula is a type of emission nebula consisting of an expanding, glowing s**** of ionized gas ejected from red giant stars late in their lives...
- The Eagle Nebula (catalogued as Messier 16 or M16, and as NGC 6611, and also known as the Star Queen Nebula) is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation...
- up nebula or nebulosity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A nebula is a cloud of gas and dust in space. Nebula may also refer to: Commander Nebula, a...
- The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33 or B33) is a small dark nebula in the constellation Orion. The nebula is located just to the south of Alnitak...