Emission, Dark, and Reflection Nebulae


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Which of these is a very dense cloud that is opaque against a background of stars or brighter nebulae?

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1. This type of nebula glows a pretty pink color:

2. This type of nebula is a blue color for the same reason our sky is blue.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A nebula is a cloud of gas or dust out in space that may reflect light emanating from nearby. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your knowledge about the different types of nebulae and their particular effects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Definition of nebula
  • Different types of nebulae

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - articulate the difference between the various types of nebulae
  • Defining key concepts - test how well you understand the different kinds of nebulae
  • Information recall - use your knowledge to explain the various effects each type of nebula has

Additional Learning

To learn more about nebulae, review the accompanying lesson on Emission, Dark, and Reflection Nebulae. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand light's interaction with clouds
  • Define nebula
  • Explain the different between emission, reflection and dark nebulae