Definition of Nebulae
1. Noun. (irregular plural of nebula) ¹
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Definition of Nebulae
1. nebula [n] - See also: nebula
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Literary usage of Nebulae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"K. 206-18 О 'П Photographs of nebulae with the 60-inch re- ... EP Hubble. il Astrophys J 44:190-7 О '16 What are the nebulae? R. Sullivan, il Pop Astron ..."
2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Classifying them into diffused, spiral, and planetary nebulae, Herschel considered them as so many simultaneous exponents of gradual cosmic evolution, ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"We thus distinguish between the nebulae proper and the star-clusters; ... An enumeration of nebulae was made by Charles Messier in Paris in 1771, ..."
4. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1905)
"The bright lines of the spectrum can only be affirmed to indicate that the matter of the nebulae is in a free-molecular condition. ..."
5. A Short History of Astronomy by Arthur Berry (1899)
"This last discovery, being exactly analogous to Herschel's experience when he first began to examine nebulae hitherto only observed with inferior telescopes ..."
6. Astronomy by Simon Newcomb, Edward Singleton Holden (1883)
"sand more nebulae. The general catalogue of nebulae and clusters of stars of the latter astronomer, published in 1864, contains 50 < 9 nebulae. ..."
7. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1906)
"So far as their constitution is now revealed by the spectroscope, nebulae fall into two general classes, the one characterized by bright spectral lines, ..."