This month, let’s explore another beautiful, mysterious part of the night sky – the nebula!
Aren’t they beautiful? Let’s find out more about them!
What is a nebula?
A nebula is a large, colourful cloud of dust and gas found in space. They are mostly made up of hydrogen and helium. Nebulae(plural) are formed either when a star dies or when a new star is formed.
What are the different types of nebulae?
Planetary nebula: These nebulae are formed when the outer layer of a star blows off. This happens when the star grows old.
Emission nebula: These nebulae contain ionised gasses and they glow.
Reflection nebula: These nebulae don’t have their own light but they reflect the light from other stars.
Dark nebula: Also called an absorption nebula, this is a dense area of gas that absorbs the light around it.
Supernova remnant: These nebulae are formed when a star explodes!
Where are they found?
Nebulae are found in interstellar space i.e the space between two stars. The Helix Nebula is the closest nebula to earth.
Nebulae are some of the most wonderful and fascinating parts of our universe. Now, what if we told you that you can capture this amazing piece of space in a jar!
Here’s how you can make your own Nebula Jar! It’s the perfect addition to every space enthusiast’s study desk!
For the first layer of the jar:
For the second layer of the jar:
For the third layer of the jar:
Voila! Your Nebula Jar is now ready!
This universe is full of amazingly beautiful and mysterious things that we are still exploring. The more you learn, the more you can come across intriguing things!
So get your exploring caps on for the ride and keep learning!
Will you make this Nebula Jar for your study desk? Let us know in the comments!
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