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Answered 2007-11-13 00:06:49

A nebula is a large cloud of gas in space, a planetary nebula is the large cloud of expanding superheated gas caused by the explosion of a red giant or other very large, very hot star.

Neither have anything to do with planets.

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Is there a difference between a planetary nebula and a stellar nebula?

Yes.There is the Life-Cycle of Stars. The first stage is stellar nebula. Much later in the cycle is the planetary nebula; after the Red Giant, and before the White Dwarf.

What is the relationship between a planetary nebula and a white dwarf?

A planetary nebula is the "out blast" of a star that has died, at the centre of the planetary nebula will the the stellar remnants of the propagator star - a white dwarf.

What is the difference between a planetery nebula and a nebula?

A cloud in outer space consisting of gas or dust and planetry nebula is one of the types also called ring nebula or A planetary nebula is an emission nebula consisting of a glowing shell of gas

Is planetary nebula a misnomer?

Planetary nebula is a misnomer because it's a nebula but it has nothing to do with planets, it's about stars.

What is an example of a planetary nebula?

The Cats's Eye Nebula is a perfect example of a planetary nebula. See related link for a pictorial.

How long does a Planetary nebula live for?

most of the times a planetary nebula lives for 5,000 years

What star sheds a planetary nebula?

A star like our sun will shed a planetary nebula after its 'death'

How are nebula classified?

a nebula is classified by a planetary nebulae

Why is planetary nebula a misnomer?

Planetary nebula is a misnomer because it's totally irrelevant to planets and it has something to do with stars. The short form is "nebula".

When does a nebula form?

a planetary nebula forms after a hsb o3iii

What happens after a planetary nebula is seen?

After a planetary nebula the oxygen in the middle will make it turn into a blackhole or neutron star.

How do you use planetary nebula in a sentence?

A planetary nebula consists of gas ejected from old red giant stars.

What is a Stella nebula?

It does not exist.There are:Solar NebulaPlanetary NebulaH NebulaSupernova Nebula (Supernova Remnant)Or just plain nebula.

How do planetary nebula stars become white dwarf stars?

A planetary nebula is the shell of a red giant, and the white dwarf is the core. As the red giant expands, the shell was blown into the space and became planetary nebula. After the formation of the planetary nebula, the hot core of the red giant was exposed and became a white dwarf.

What type of nebula is the Stingray Nebula?

The Stingray Nebula (Hen 3-1357) is a planetary nebula. (The youngest known).

What kind of nebula is the eye of god?

The eye of god is a Helix nebula. Close to a Planetary nebula.

When was the planetarium nebula discovered?

The planetarium nebula does not exist.If you mean Planetary Nebula then there are hundred if not thousands of them

What is the difference between nebula and nebulae?

a nebula is one nebula. nebulae are 2 or more nebulas.

What Creates a planetary nebula?

A planetary nebula is created by a dying low to medium mass star as it sheds its outer layers of gas.

What is the difference between nebula and solar nebula?

Both are the same except the solar nebula is the nebula that formed our solar system.

What is the difference in between nebula and solar nebula?

A solar nebula is related to the formation of our Solar System, any other nebula is just a nebula.

What is the mass of a planetary nebula?

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Are there any planetary Nebula in your galaxy?

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Which is biggest a planetary nebula a planetary system or a galaxy?

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