gaseous nebulae


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gaseous nebulae

[¦gash·əs ′neb·yə·lē]
(astronomy)
Clouds of gas, such as the Network Nebula in Cygnus, that are members of the Milky Way galactic system and are small compared with its overall dimensions.
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[At the telescope] even the most colorful gaseous nebulae seem to be little more than faint grey luminous smudges of light....