gaseous nebula

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Noun1.gaseous nebula - a cluster of stars within an intricate cloud of gas and dustgaseous nebula - a cluster of stars within an intricate cloud of gas and dust
nebula - an immense cloud of gas (mainly hydrogen) and dust in interstellar space
Orion, Hunter - a constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel
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At that time, the solar system had a gaseous nebula on its outer edge, that deviated and slowed the planet down in its natural course, which may have given it the irregular ellipse of an orbit that it currently traverses in.
Eventually, they must reach the liquid state: "From these considerations we see that when the gaseous nebula is infinitely expanded the temperature is the absolute zero of space, and that the maximum temperature results when the mass is contracted to the smallest radius consistent with the laws of gaseous constitution.
For centuries this object in Andromeda was considered to be a gaseous nebula, one of many visible in the skies and located in our own Milky Way galaxy.