What kind of nebula is this?

The word nebula is used to talk about any dusty, fuzzy objects in space but they can be very different things! Can you classify each image into its proper category?

By the end of this activity you will:

  • Have shown how much you know about classes of nebulae
  • Have discovered the answers to any questions you got incorrect
  • Know the differences between different types of nebulae
Three pictures, side-by-side, showing the Dumbbell Nebula, Eagle Nebular, and Whirlpool Galaxy
Different kinds of nebulae
Credit: NSO