Parrot's Head Nebula
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Nebulae Named After Birds

December 10, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

With this list, we present a few nebulae of various types that are said to resemble birds, and while some of the structures mentioned do actually resemble some of our feathered friends, others do so […]

Cocoon Nebula
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Nebulae Named After Insects

December 9, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Nebulae are large clouds of interstellar dust and ionized gases which provide the basic building blocks from which the stars and solar systems are created. These stellar nurseries are mostly composed of hydrogen (90%) and […]

Manatee Nebula in Aquila
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Nebulae Named after Aquatic Animals

December 2, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Nebulae of all types are among the most spectacular and spookiest looking structures in the entire Universe, and have been an endless source of intrigue and discovery for astronomers. How we perceive them, however, is […]

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Nebulae Named After Land Animals

December 1, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

In a previous post we mentioned that nebulae of all types are among the most spectacular, scary, complex, and sometimes least understood objects in the entire Universe, and how we perceive them often depends on […]