10 most fascinating nebulae.

  1. nebula (Latin for "cloud"; pl. nebulae, nebulæ, or nebulas) is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases. Originally, nebula was a name for any diffuse astronomical object, including galaxies beyond the Milky Way.
  2. Here is a list of My favorite nebulae!
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  4. #10 SNR 0509-67.5
  5. SNR 0509-67.5 is a remnant from a supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), that is 160,000 light years away in the constellation Dorado . It was probably a type Ia supernova , as indicated by the detection in 2004 of the elements silicon and iron . The supernova occurred about 400 years delayed in Earth's time frame, However, researchers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md. have identified light from the supernova that was reflected off of interstellar dust, delaying its arrival at Earth by 400 years. This delay, called a light echo of the supernova explosion also allowed the astronomers to measure the spectral signature of the light from the explosion. By virtue of the color signature, astronomers were able to deduce it was a Type Ia supernova. Scientists have also observed the supernova remnant at X-ray and visible wavelengths, and studied a light echo that helps assess the energy involved in this unusually energetic supernova.
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  6. #9 Eagle Nebula

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    #8 Carina Nebula

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    #7 Hourglass Nebula

    #6 Jellyfish Nebula

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    #5 Orion Nebula

    #4 Helix Nebula

    #3 Crab Nebula

    #2 Ring Nebula

    #1 Horsehead Nebula

    The Horsehead Nebula from Blue to Infrared One of the most identifiable nebulae in the sky, the Horsehead Nebula in Orion, is part of a large, dark, molecular cloud. Also known as Barnard 33, the unusual shape was first discovered on a photographic plate in the late 1800s. The red glow originates from hydrogen gas predominantly behind the nebula, ionized by the nearby bright star Sigma Orionis. The darkness of the Horsehead is caused mostly by thick dust, although the lower part of the Horsehead's neck casts a shadow to the left. Streams of gas leaving the nebula are funneled by a strong magnetic field. Bright spots in the Horsehead Nebula's base are young stars just in the process of forming. Light takes about 1,500 years to reach us from the Horsehead Nebula. The above image is a digital combination of images taken in blue, green, red, and hydrogen-alpha light from the Argentina, and an image taken in infrared light by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. Image Credit & Copyright: Optical: Aldo Mottino & Carlos Colazo, OAC, Córdoba; Infrared: Hubble Legacy Archive #HorseheadNebula #Orion #Barnard33 #APOD #SigmaOrionis #Science #Space #NASA #HubbleSpaceTelescope #Astronomy #interstellar #cosmicgas #OrangeCounty #OCastronomy #Astrophysics #TheUniverse #Cosmos #Universe #Curiosity #Discovery #Passion #Beautiful #Milkywaygalaxy #Nature #OrionNebula #hydrogen #Heavens #CarlSagan
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    we will like to know from this list which one is your fav, comment below if you have one.