Crab Nebula: A Hubble Image Tour

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Duration: 3 minutes, 36 seconds

In 1054, people in Japan, China, South Korea, and America noted a sudden appearance of a strange star that stayed visible day and night before eventually fading away. They had witnessed a supernova, the violent explosion of a supergiant star. The Crab Nebula is all that remains of the former star.

Explore the science along with the scenery – Image Tours show Hubble pictures through an astronomer's eyes, pinpointing and explaining key features to add understanding to the joy of cosmic sightseeing.

RELATED LINKS:
A Giant Hubble Mosaic of the Crab Nebula

Peering into the Heart of the Crab Nebula


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Astronomical, Hubble Telescope, Nebulae, Pulsars, Stars, Supernova Remnants

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Publication: July 31, 2006


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