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Messier galaxies and nebulas?
Posted: Posted February 17th by chiarizio

What makes some galaxies and nebulas any neater or messier than any other?
For instance, the Orion Nebula (NGC 1976) is “Messier 42”.
What does that mean?
Does it mean that, when they finally get around to neatening up the nebulae, that one is 42nd on the list?


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just in case: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Messier

Posted February 17th by EN
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just in case: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Messier


Thanks 🙏!
I didn’t know his first name.

(Just to beat a dead parrot into the ground; Was he a bit of a neat-freak?)


Edited February 18th by chiarizio

(Just to beat a dead parrot into the ground; Was he a bit of a neat-freak?)




Posted February 18th by Xhin
Xhin
Nature is beautiful



Posted February 20th by chiarizio

You've become one of us :P

Posted February 20th by Xhin
Xhin
Nature is beautiful
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