Published By Livemint | 25 Apr, 2024

What is Nebula

As per NASA, a nebula is an enormous cloud of dust and gas occupying the space between stars and acting as a nursery for new stars.
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Giant Stellar Nursery NGC 604

The giant stellar nursery NGC 604 is located some 3 million light years away in the arms of nearby spiral Galaxy M33. 
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Little Dumbbel Nebula

It comprises of an expanding shell of flowing gases ejected from a dying red giant star, soon to collapse into a white dwarf.
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Cosmic Keyhole

This cosmic keyhole is located inside the Orion constellation, around 1,350 light-years from Earth. It is composed of debris resulting from the birth of a new star, Orionis.
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Twin Jet Nebula

Unlike ordinary nebulas with one star at the center, this nebula has two stars at the center, making it a bipolar nebula. 
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Tarantula Nebula

The Tarantula Nebula is a raucous region of star birth that resides 170,000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small, satellite galaxy of our Milky Way
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The Great Carina Nebula

A jewel of the southern sky, the Great Carina Nebula is more modestly known as NGC 3372.
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Rosette Nebula 

Rosette nebula is a huge star-forming cloud of dust and gas in our milky way galaxy estimated to be from 4,500 to 5,000 light-years away.⁣
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