I think we can all agree that nebulae are just pretty
by David Ng
That is: “A nebula (from Latin: “cloud”; pl. nebulae or nebulæ, with ligature or nebulas) is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases.” (from Wikipedia)
Images compiled by Antony McAulay, via ScienceAlert
If you have some time to kill, you can even read up on a few of them…
Eagle Nebula, Carina Nebula, Cat’s Eye Nebula, Horsehead Nebula, Crab Nebula, Butterfly Nebula (NGC 6302), Eskimo Nebula, Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635), Cat’s Eye Nebula, Dumbbell Nebula, Helix Nebula, Hourglass Nebula, Medusa Nebula, Orion Nebula, Rosette Nebula, Tarantula Nebula, Trifid Nebula
Hey David – isn’t it – ‘nebulae’…for the plural of nebula… of course, ‘nebulas’ works just fine…I was just wondering, you know, terminology-wise…on behalf of all nebulae and their kin :)! Cheers and best wishes!
Maria, you are totally correct! My bad, and just edited to make sure we’ve got the right terminology. Cheers!