solar nebula

A disc-shaped cloud of gas and dust left over from the formation of the Sun.

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  • solar nebula — Gaseous cloud from which, in the nebular hypothesis of the origin of the solar system, the Sun and planets formed by condensation. In 1755 Immanuel Kant suggested that a nebula gradually pulled together by its own gravity developed into the Sun… …   Universalium

  • Solar Nebula —    A cloud of dust and gas which later formed into a solar system …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • nebula — nebular, adj. /neb yeuh leuh/, n., pl. nebulae / lee , luy /, nebulas. 1. Astron. a. Also called diffuse nebula. a cloud of interstellar gas and dust. Cf. dark nebula, emission nebula, reflection nebula …   Universalium

  • solar system — the sun together with all the planets and other bodies that revolve around it. [1695 1705] * * * The Sun, its planets, and the small bodies (see asteroid, Centaur object, comet, Kuiper belt, meteorite, and Oort cloud) interplanetary dust and gas… …   Universalium

  • Solar System — This article is about the Sun and its planetary system. For other systems, see planetary system and star system. For a list of physical and orbital statistics for the Solar System s largest bodies, see List of gravitationally rounded objects of… …   Wikipedia

  • solar — solar1 /soh leuhr/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the sun: solar phenomena. 2. determined by the sun: solar hour. 3. proceeding from the sun, as light or heat. 4. utilizing, operated by, or depending on solar energy: a solar building; a solar stove …   Universalium

  • Nebula (video game) — Nebula is a ZX Spectrum computer game written by Julian Gollop and was published by Red Shift in 1984. Overview Nebula is a turn based strategy game of galactic conflict. Players play the role of the leader of a race and try to expand and conquer …   Wikipedia

  • Nebula — Neb u*la (n[e^]b [ u]*l[.a]), n.; pl. {Nebul[ae]} (n[e^]b [ u]*l[=e]). [L., mist, cloud; akin to Gr. nefe lh, ne fos, cloud, mist, G. nebel mist, OHG. nebul, D. nevel, Skr. nabhas cloud, mist. Cf. {Nebule}.] 1. (Astron.) A faint, cloudlike, self… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nebula — Nebulae redirects here. For the supercomputer in China, see Nebulae (computer). For other uses, see Nebula (disambiguation). The Pillars of Creation from the Eagle Nebula …   Wikipedia

  • Solar mass — Weight of the Sun redirects here. For the song, see Tao of the Dead. Size and mass of very large stars: Most massive example, the blue Pistol Star (150 ). Others are Rho Cassiopeiae (40 …   Wikipedia

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