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noun as in cloud of gas

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The top notes are listed as cosmic dust and antimatter particles, the heart of the fragrance is described as starlight, the scent of Supernova, and the base notes are atmospheric vapour, and dark nebulae.

Because planetary nebula shapes resemble these winds’ shapes, the researchers conclude that these same forces influence a nebula’s final shape, long before the nebula itself is created.

This means that it might be possible to predict the shapes of planetary nebulae long before they form, she says.

So she and her colleagues examined 14 stars in the red giant phase, before they become planetary nebulae.

“The action of the shaping does not happen when the star becomes a planetary nebula,” Decin says, but is already happening hundreds of thousands to millions of years before, during the red giant phase.

Following Anna Deavere Smith is like following a swiftly moving nebula.

And yet there are millions of stars whose distances are even greater than the distance of the Great Nebula in Orion.

The fainter parts of the nebula would be shown more satisfactorily by a longer exposure.

Then his vision cleared and he knew where he was—in the surgery room of the Nebula.

And, if we don't get too bored, we might run over to the giant model nebula in Andromeda, or one of the others.

One of the most exquisite of these modern photographs is that of the Trifid nebula in Sagittarius (Fig. 142).


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nebula, such as: galaxy, nimbus, and vapor.

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