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M1: The Crab Nebula from Hubble

M1: The Crab Nebula from Hubble

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M1: The Crab Nebula from Hubble

Image Credit: NASA, European Space Agency, ESA, J. Hester, A. Loll (ASU)

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This is the mess that is left when a star explodes. The Crab Nebula, the result of a supernova seen in mysterious filaments. The filaments are not only tremendously complex, but appear to have less mass than expelled in the original supernova and a higher speed than expected from a free explosion. The featured image, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, is presented in three colors chosen for scientific interest. The Crab Nebula spans about 10 light-years. In the nebula’s very center lies a pulsar: a neutron star as massive as the Sun but with only the size of a small town. The Crab Pulsar rotates about 30 times each second.

0 comentarii la „M1: The Crab Nebula from Hubble

  1. QUEASTION:Was the crab Nebula first seen by the Chinese in 1054ad 🌟

  2.  M1: The Crab Nebula from Hubble!

    This is the mess that is left when a star explodes. The Crab Nebula, the result of a supernova seen in mysterious filaments. 

    Unbelievable!!

  3. Thats an amazing photo

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