Definition of absorption nebula in English:

absorption nebula


  • another term for dark nebula
    • ‘Sometimes known as absorption nebulae these are dark concentrations of gas and dust which often have stars forming inside them.’
    • ‘On the right is an absorption nebula from which the stars might have formed.’
    • ‘One of the most notable of these dark absorption nebulae is a cloud toward the constellation Ophiuchus known as Barnard 68, pictured above.’
    • ‘A dark nebula, or absorption nebula, is a cloud of gas and dust that blocks light coming from behind.’
    • ‘On dark, clear nights this absorption nebula stands prominently in front of the spectacular Milky Way.’