- Also called diffuse nebula. a cloud of interstellar gas and dust.Compare dark nebula, emission nebula, reflection nebula.
- (formerly) any celestial object that appearsnebulous, hazy, or fuzzy, and extended in a telescope view.
- a faint opacity in the cornea.
- cloudiness in the urine.
Origin of nebula
OTHER WORDS FROM nebulaneb·u·lar, adjectivenon·neb·u·lar, adjectivepre·neb·u·lar, adjective
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How to use nebula in a sentence
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.Stellar winds hint at how planetary nebulae get their stunning shapes|Curtis Segarra|September 22, 2020|Science News
This means that it might be possible to predict the shapes of planetary nebulae long before they form, she says.Stellar winds hint at how planetary nebulae get their stunning shapes|Curtis Segarra|September 22, 2020|Science News
So she and her colleagues examined 14 stars in the red giant phase, before they become planetary nebulae.Stellar winds hint at how planetary nebulae get their stunning shapes|Curtis Segarra|September 22, 2020|Science News
“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.Stellar winds hint at how planetary nebulae get their stunning shapes|Curtis Segarra|September 22, 2020|Science News
Following Anna Deavere Smith is like following a swiftly moving nebula.20 Views of Life and Death|Ezrha Jean Black|July 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
And yet there are millions of stars whose distances are even greater than the distance of the Great Nebula in Orion.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
The fainter parts of the nebula would be shown more satisfactorily by a longer exposure.Photographs of Nebul and Clusters|James Edward Keeler
Then his vision cleared and he knew where he was—in the surgery room of the Nebula.Hunters Out of Space|Joseph Everidge Kelleam
And, if we don't get too bored, we might run over to the giant model nebula in Andromeda, or one of the others.Islands of Space|John W Campbell
One of the most exquisite of these modern photographs is that of the Trifid nebula in Sagittarius (Fig. 142).A Text-Book of Astronomy|George C. Comstock
British Dictionary definitions for nebula
- opacity of the cornea
- cloudiness of the urine
Derived forms of nebulanebular, adjective
Word Origin for nebula
Scientific definitions for nebula
Cultural definitions for nebula
In astronomy, a hazy patch of light visible in the sky. Some nebulae are clouds of gas within the Milky Way; others are distant galaxies.