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Space: Nebulae Discuss this eTheme.

Learn about nebulae, the biggest celestial bodies in the universe. Find out how the clouds form, develop, and eventually disappear. There is information about the many types of nebulae known today. Includes an animated movie, many stunning photographs, and audio files.

Grades

  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6,
  • 7,
  • 8,
  • 9,
  • 10,
  • 11,
  • 12

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Explore this sample gallery of planetary nebulae observed by the Hubble Space Telescope.
The EJS Spiral Nebula Rotation model illustrates a simplified version of Adrian van Maanen's method for measuring the rotations of spiral nebulae.
This lithograph of the Eagle Nebula features Hubble Space Telescope images and includes text that describes and explains the images.
This lithograph features Hubble Space Telescope images and includes text that describe and explain the images.
This lithograph features Hubble Space Telescope images and includes text that describes and explains the images.
This lithograph contains a Hubble Space Telescope image that show the Planetary Nebula NGC 2440 with one of the hottest known white dwarfs at its center.
This Hubble Space Telescope images shows the tip of a huge pillar of star birth in a turbulent stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula.
This interactive game lets younger students practice identification of planets, nebulae, galaxies, and other astronomical objects.
This animation depicts the formation of the solar system from a solar nebula.
This unit contains objectives, lesson plans and activities that relate to the Earth, Sun, Moon and Stars.
Learn about the different types of nebulae and the most well-known ones. Includes images.
Watch an animated simulation that shows how a star turns into a planetary nebula.
This page explains how nebulae are created. Click on the "Intermediate" and "Advanced" links at the top to learn more.
Click on the questions for answers about nebulae.
This page explains what nebulae (or nebulas) are and the main differences among them.
This is a photo gallery of images taken from the Hubble Space Telescope. Click on the thumbnails for enlarged photographs.
Click on the thumbnails to read more about these nebulae. Use the links at the top to sort the images by nebulae types.

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