Hubble's Field Guide to Nebulae

  • Released Monday, November 1, 2021

Nebulae are some of the most resplendent objects in the universe, but it’s easy to confuse which one is an “emission nebula,” and which one is an “absorption nebula.”

Thankfully, this “Field Guide” will give you a quick rundown so you can impress all of your friends with your Nebulae Knowledge!

And thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope, we can study all sorts of nebulae in all of their magnificent forms.

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Additional Credits:
Photo Logo Opener by Tony Ivonin via Motion Array

Music Credits:
“Himalayan Temple” by Jan Pham Huu Tri [SACEM] via Koka Media [SACEM], Universal Production Music France [SACEM], and Universal Production Music

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This page was originally published on Monday, November 1, 2021.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:43 PM EDT.


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