Gum Nebula
Image from Steve Bowers
The Gum Nebula, an interstellar gas cloud
Low-energy civilizations in interstellar gas clouds; the member of such a phyle or civilization.
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 24 September 2001.