Nebula Name Quiz

Welcome to the nebula name quiz. Have you ever wondered how stars and planets get their names? What do they look like? Astronomers have named the strange clouds in space in a variety of ways. Some people call nebulae owls, soccer balls, skulls, and insects. In reality, nebulae are simply tumultuous clouds of dust and gas. And even though you probably don't know their names, you may be surprised to learn that each one has a name.

The Spirograph nebula (also known as IC 418) was formed by a supernova in 1054. Its name is derived from the geometric shapes it resembles, and was first seen by the English amateur astronomer John Bevis in 1731. This supernova remnant is illuminated by a 16th magnitude star remnant in its center.

The Red Spider nebula is located in the center of our Milky Way galaxy. It can be viewed from the northwest corner of the constellation Sagittarius. The name is derived from the fact that viewers have claimed to see it. It is believed that the White dwarf star at its center is approximately 150,000 to 500,000 K in temperature. This would make it one of the hottest white dwarves in the universe. The intense winds it produces create waves of up to 100,000 kilometers.

This planetary nebula, also called the Hourglass nebula, lies 8,000 light years away in the constellation Lyra. It is an example of a planetary nebula, and can be seen in the southern constellation. The Ring nebula was discovered in 1779 by Antoine Darquier de Pellepoix. It contains carbon and oxygen. The blue color in the center comes from the ionization of oxygen. The red outer shell is made of hydrogen, which is ionized.

What is your Nebula Name?

Answer a few easy question and we will tell you what your Nebula Name is.