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The word "nebula" derives from the latin word for what?

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The word "nebula" derives from the latin word for what?
posted Jun 26, 2019 by Sidharth Malhotra

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A nebula is a giant cloud of dust and gas in space. Some nebulae (more than one nebula) come from the gas and dust thrown out by the explosion of a dying star, such as a supernova. Other nebulae are regions where new stars are beginning to form. For this reason, some nebulae are called "star nurseries."

answer Jun 28, 2019 by Ati Kumar
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Nebula comes to us from Latin, where it meant "mist" or "cloud." In its earliest English uses in the 1600s, nebula referred to a cloudy speck or film on the eye that caused vision problems. It was first applied to great interstellar clouds of gas and dust in the early 1700s.

answer Sep 6, 2019 by Trinity King