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Giant molecular clouds (#nebula) can be 100 to even 600 light years in width. That’s freakin’ huge! It’s basically equivalent to between 587,862,537,318,360 to 3,527,175,223,910,164 miles, in diameter.  http://astronomyisawesome.com/galaxies/life-cycle-of-a-massive-star/

Astronomers discover youngest protostar yet observed - Possible future star hasn't even started fusion yet.

N214C, an emission nebula in the LMC --- N214C is an emission nebula of approximately 160 x 170 light-years across located within the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite of the Milky Way that lies some 163,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Dorado. It is part of the H II region N214, and is a noteworthy region of ongoing star formation.

an emission nebula in the LMC --- is an emission nebula of approximately 160 x 170 light-years across located within the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite of the Milky Way that lies some light-years away from Earth in the con

The Carina Nebula                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Name:	Carina Nebula Type:	• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster • Milky Way : Nebula • X - Nebulae Distance:	7500 light years Constellation:	Carina Credit: ESO

The Carina Nebula - Distance: 7500 light years Constellation: Carina Credit: ESO

NGC 7293 - Iridescent Glory of Nearby Planetary Nebula - This photo of the coil-shaped Helix Nebula is one of the largest and most detailed celestial images ever made. It lies a distance of 650-700 light-years away

Iridescent Glory of Nearby Planetary Nebula

NGC 7293 - Iridescent Glory of Nearby Planetary Nebula - This photo of the coil-shaped Helix Nebula is one of the largest and most detailed celestial images ever made. It lies a distance of light-years away

NGC 253, the Sculptor Galaxy, in thermal imaging as we see cold, blue gas pushed out from the spiral galaxy's center by the birth of new stars.

ALMA space photos - This picture shows a view of a three-dimensional visualization of ALMA observations of cold carbon monoxide gas in the nearby starburst galaxy NGC 253 (The Sculptor Galaxy).

Emission Nebula NGC 6188

Emission Nebula NGC 6188 - 4000 light years away in the constellation Ara

Soooo Wow !!! The Butterfly nebula,  NGC 6302, lies about 4,000 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius.

the butterfly nebula / NGC 6302 / lies about light-years away in the constellation scorpius.

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