nebulae nebulae

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a medicinal liquid preparation intended for use in an atomizer
  2. (n) cloudiness of the urine
  3. (n) an immense cloud of gas (mainly hydrogen) and dust in interstellar space
  4. (n) (pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The luminous nebulae were, he insisted, just what they looked like: clouds of glowing gas that were relatively nearby.
  2. Most of the planetary nebulae scattered across the sky are great shells of luminous gas.
  3. So the redshift can be used as a speedometer to measure how fast the nebulae are moving away from the earth.

News

  • Messier Monday: A Young Open Cluster in the Summer Triangle, M29 [Starts With A Bang]

    “In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” -Albert Camus Welcome back to another Messier Monday, only here on Starts With A Bang! The first accurate, large catalogue of fixed, deep-sky objects, Messier’s 110-object-strong catalogue features galaxies, clusters, nebulae and more, all visible with even primitive astronomical…
    on June 7, 2013     Source: ScienceBlogs

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