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Changes in the Inner Crab Pulsar

Changes in the Inner Crab Pulsar

Depicts: M1, NGC 1952, The Crab Nebula
Copyright: Jeff Hester and Paul Scowen (Arizona State University), and NASA

Scientists are learning more about how pulsars work by studying a series of Hubble Space Telescope images of the heart of the Crab Nebula. The images, taken over a period of several months, show that the Crab is a far more dynamic object than previously understood.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
22-Sep-2023 22:30 UT

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