We now know that planetary nebulae
are actually the final stage of activity of stars like our Sun.
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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.
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.