galactic nebula

galactic nebula

[gə′lak·tik ′neb·yə·lə]
(astronomy)
A nebula that is in or near the galactic system known as the Milky Way.
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The nebula, located 1,500 light-years from Earth, is the nearest and brightest of all galactic nebulas, in which recently formed stars are still surrounded by gases left over from the formation process.