Introverted Sensing (Si): Nebula’s entire motivation for aligning with Ronan against her father is what he has done to her – turning her into a robotic creation and then rejecting her in favor of his “preferred” other daughter. Her preoccupation with “family” is corrupted, and becomes a warped fixation based on many instances of being ignored and displaced. She cannot forgive these transgressions, so she watches and waits for the opportunity to turn against him. In the meantime, she serves a practical role, and makes decisions oriented toward practical, immediate results.
Extroverted Thinking (Te): She is comfortable being in charge, issuing orders, and coming up with plans of action. She doesn’t take no for an answer, she is logical in her approach to targeting her enemies, and she is decisive in choosing what she wants and going after it. Nebula knows when to make her move, and when to cut and run.
Introverted Feeling (Fi): Her alliance with Ronan is based on their shared hatred; until she realizes that he is a viable threat to her father, and shares her contempt for him, she is disinterested in him. Her motivations are all based in her personal feelings of rejection and abuse; she cares for no one other than herself and even rejects her sister’s attempts to save her, preferring instead to continue in her pursuit of revenge. She only hints at her deep emotions when necessary to form an alliance.
Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Remaining open to the possibilities of the future is what causes Nebula to flee the scene when it becomes obvious that Ronan is “going down”; she abandons her former scheme, presumably in order to form a new one. She has no fixed plan on how to take down her father, but instead is influenced by the possibilities within her environment.
With its helical appearance resembling a snail’s shell, this reflection nebula seems to spiral out from a luminous central star in this new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image.
The star in the centre, known as V1331 Cyg and located in the dark cloud LDN 981— or, more commonly, Lynds 981 — had previously been defined as a T Tauri star. A T Tauri is a young star — or Young Stellar Object — that is starting to contract to become a main sequence star similar to the Sun.
What makes V1331Cyg special is the fact that we look almost exactly at one of its poles. Usually, the view of a young star is obscured by the dust from the circumstellar disc and the envelope that surround it. However, with V1331Cyg we are actually looking in the exact direction of a jet driven by the star that is clearing the dust and giving us this magnificent view.
This view provides an almost undisturbed view of the star and its immediate surroundings allowing astronomers to study it in greater detail and look for features that might suggest the formation of a very low-mass object in the outer circumstellar disc.
Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, Karl Stapelfeldt (GSFC), B. Stecklum and A. Choudhary (Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, Germany)