Sorry if I have so many misconceptions with this questions, but I guess that's the point of asking questions. If entropy, the measure of disorder, is always positive, then how come a star could form ...
I was watching a show on discovery and according to it, in a nebula the dust and gases slowly come together and as the gravity increases and the pressure rises in the core the gases fuse together and ...
M2-9 is an example of a bipolar nebula that resembles two back-to-back rocket nozzles. Is it possible that this shape (somewhat unusual for an explosion) is the result of a time gradient? A rotating ...
How do you tell the difference between a gamma-ray burst and a star just from a picture of a nebula, in which it cannot flash on and off here and there?
The nebulae we see in the night sky are forming new stars. The stars are eating up the nebulae and there is no obvious process in which those nebulae are being created to compensate for that. ...
How functionaly dense are nebulae? Are they so sparse they are only visible from an interstellar or intergalactic perspective or would you be unable to see your hand in one? Do they vary widely in ...