What are the nameless heads and how do they occur when I configure to pull * from * in git?

I tried to get a remote branch in github into my eclipse and ended up using configure fetch from upstream option in eclipse with * as a value in local and remote branch name fields.

As expected it pulled all the remote branches into my local repository remote tracking section alongside a bunch of numbered brand heads such as

origin/refs/pull/1/head 

In all about 30 of them with older commits.

In my github repo I have none of those visible.

Can you help me understand what are these remote branches ?


Source: eclipse

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