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a medicinal liquid preparation intended for use in an atomizer

cloudiness of the urine

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an immense cloud of gas (mainly hydrogen) and dust in interstellar space

(pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea

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We now know that planetary nebulae are actually the final stage of activity of stars like our Sun.
Along with The Janus Project, Nebulae Entertainment has a slate of 16 films planned.
He discovered that almost all the red nebulae have very hot stars near them.
The stars associated with variable nebulae are often situated just inside the edge of a dense molecular cloud through which one of the outflows has punched a conical cavity.
Nebulae are so huge and so far away that, to us, they seem frozen in space.
These planetary nebulae are a warning that we have 5 billion years to get out of town," quipped Howard Bond, a Hubble astronomer.
Herschel's classification system was morphological, and planetary nebulae to him were anything that appeared small, round and sometimes greenish in colour, i.
Although binary stars have been found at the hearts of planetary nebulae before, systems with two white dwarfs orbiting each other are very rare.
Dominating the northern Milky Way in summer, Cygnus is home to numerous nebulae including the North American, the Pelican and the Veil.
Astronomers more than a century ago dubbed such gaseous structures planetary nebulae because their disk like shape, as discerned in the telescopes of the day, reminded the researchers of planets.
It is among the brightest nebulae in the sky because of its large population of high-mass stars.
NGC 40 is one of the more interesting of the brighter planetary nebulae in the sky.
Instead, they represent huge knots of gas that formed when spherical shells of material, known as planetary nebulae, were ejected from the surface of a dying, sunlike star.
This is not in fact the case, as there are several nebulae which appear to change substantially.
The gases and dust that crisscross the Trifid Nebula make up the third kind of nebula in this cosmic cloud, known as dark nebulae, courtesy of their light-obscuring effects.