interstellar cloud


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interstellar cloud

A molecular cloud or H I region, as opposed to a cloud of the same composition more intimately connected with a star (circumstellar cloud).
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A molecular cloud is an interstellar cloud of dust, gas, and a variety of molecules ranging from molecular hydrogen (H2) to complex, carbon-containing organics.
Another possible explanation is FRB 121102 is located amidst a dead star or in a powerful nebula which is an interstellar cloud of gas and dust.
An interstellar cloud between Earth and Tabby's star is also unlikely, says Penn State astronomer Jason Wright.
8220;Just like the interstellar cloud, the new Nebula provides crisp bright light day or night to ensure safe and secure operations at service stations nationwide,” said James Steedly, vice president of Product Research and Development.
Which foodstuff, in molecular form, was discovered in interstellar cloud near the centre of our galaxy in June 2004?
This and other recent studies show that prebiotic chemistry--the formation of the molecular building blocks necessary for the creation of life--occurs in an interstellar cloud long before that cloud collapses to form a new solar system with planets.
Everything in the solar system, including ourselves, was originally made from material condensing out of an interstellar cloud.
Though just a few light-years across, it showcases the havoc that stars can wreak when they form within an interstellar cloud.
There is an interstellar cloud that both Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 will pass through just as they leave the solar system behind.
The distinctive blue bubble appearing to encircle WR 31a is a Wolf--Rayet nebula -- an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other gases.
The cluster has been hidden behind a huge interstellar cloud of gas and dust in the Milky Way, blocking most of its visible light and was discovered using telescopes at the European Southern Observatory.
Voyager II is expected to break through this interstellar cloud in approximately 2,000 years, after which it will spend 90,000 years in a second cloud.

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