Definition of absorption nebula in English:

absorption nebula

noun

Astronomy
another term for dark nebula
‘On dark, clear nights this absorption nebula stands prominently in front of the spectacular Milky Way.’
  • ‘A dark nebula, or absorption nebula, is a cloud of gas and dust that blocks light coming from behind.’
  • ‘Sometimes known as absorption nebulae these are dark concentrations of gas and dust which often have stars forming inside them.’
  • ‘On the right is an absorption nebula from which the stars might have formed.’
  • ‘One of the most notable of these dark absorption nebulae is a cloud toward the constellation Ophiuchus known as Barnard 68, pictured above.’

Pronunciation

absorption nebula

/əbˈzôrpSHən/ /əbˈzɔrpʃən/ /abˈzôrpSHən/ /æbˈzɔrpʃən/ /əbˈsôrpSHən/ /əbˈsɔrpʃən/ /abˈsôrpSHən ˈnebyələ/ /æbˈsɔrpʃən ˈnɛbjələ/