Messier (Nebula)

Image: Derek Rowley
M27 – Dumbbell Nebula
in the constellation of Vulpecula


Supernova Remnants:

Planetary Nebulae:

Star Forming Nebula: (each of them containing a young open star cluster)


What is a nebula? (BSL vision)

nebula is a giant cloud of dust and gas in space;
– some nebulae come from the gas and dust thrown out by the explosion of a dying star, such as a supernova.
– other nebulae are regions where new stars are beginning to form.



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