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What is the density in atoms per unit volume of most nebulas?

  1. May 30, 2003 #1

    dav2008

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    Or is it Nebulae...anyways

    What is the density in atoms per unit volume of most nebulas? Im just looking for a rough estimate to help me picture it..

    And what would it look like if u were inside one..would u even see anything?
     
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  3. Jun 1, 2003 #2

    Phobos

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    Good question with an interesting answer.
    excerpt from http://itss.raytheon.com/cafe/qadir/q1929.html

    "density of only a few hundred atoms per cubic centimeter, most nebula are better then the best vacua we can make on the earth"
     
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