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There seems to be a contradiction here, as Magrathea, from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, is said to be in the Horsehead Nebula, then later in the article, it is said to be in the Orion Nebula. OK both nebulæ are in the same Orion constellation, but that doesn't make both nebulæ being the same. Can someone check where the Guide really says it is? I don't have a copy of the Guide (I know, I know, it makes me an incult, so be it!) CielProfond (talk) 02:16, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
Don't panic, I do have a copy of the book. Zaphod definitely finds Magrathea in the Horsehead nebula; the nebula is named a couple of times, and there is an implication that the planet had been hidden there because of the enveloping darkness. I couldn't find any mention of the Orion nebula in the book. I haven't checked the radio series, the computer game, the television series, the film, the Marvel comic adaptation, Viewmaster reels etc. -Ashley Pomeroy (talk) 18:42, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
LMAO indeed there are many adaptations, and those might say different things. Do you think the main article should be updated? CielProfond (talk) 23:00, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
The cited source for placing Magrathea in the Orion nebula is the Hitchhiker's Guide, I looked too and the book says Horsehead nebula. ZoneSeek 02:46, 10 January 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by ZoneSeek (talk • contribs)
Magellanic Clouds - are they "nebulae" in the context of this article?
In the very very very first episode of "Lost in Space", the Jupiter II undergoes an (unexplained) crazy series of manouvres that send it a long way from Earth. THis is shown on the "space map" on board, which has as a background the Magellanic Clouds. Not quite sure how one could give a "reference" or a "citation" for this though. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 10:58, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
This may not exactly be "in fiction" as that phrase would appear to be commonly understood, but here goes anyway .... In the background to the film clip of one of Michael Jackson's songs of the 1990s there is an image of Cometary Globule CG4 (7h 33.6m -46d 55m). The image was taken by famous astrophotographer David Malin and is copyright by the Anglo-Australian Observatory. Sorry that I can't give any less (ahem) "nebulous" reference than this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Old wombat (talk • contribs) 11:23, 6 February 2011 (UTC)