The Rosette Nebula is a large, circular region located near one end of a giant molecular cloud in the Monoceros region of the Milky Way.
What does GMC stand for?
GMC stands for Giant Molecular Cloud
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- Genetically Modified Crop
- Génie Mécanique (baccalauréat en génie mécanique)
- George Mason College (now George Mason University; Virginia)
- George Morris Center (Canada)
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- GETS Management Center (Sprint)
- Giant Migratory Contraction
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Papers on giant molecular clouds include a report of the Boston University-FCRAO Galactic Ring Survey.
In a more likely scenario, less dense giant molecular clouds may have enabled charged particles to enter Earth's atmosphere, leading to destruction of much of the planet's protective ozone layer.
W3 is a giant molecular cloud containing an enormous stellar nursery, some 6,200 light-years away in the Perseus Arm, one of our Milky Way Galaxy's main spiral arms.
The simulations show that the clouds of gas within each of the cold-dark-matter halos weigh as much as 1,000 times the sun-an early, lightweight version of the giant molecular clouds that would later give birth to thousands of stars in the Milky Way and countless other galaxies.
Giant molecular clouds in this region orbit around the galactic center along two closed orbits.
The majority of stars in the Milky Way form within giant molecular clouds.
These two quantities are expected to be correlated since this is gas in giant molecular clouds, which are the birth places of stars.