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Peering into the Heart of the Crab Nebula

Peering into the Heart of the Crab Nebula


Depicts: M1, Crab Nebula, NGC 1952, SN 1054A, IRAS 05314+2200
Copyright: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

In the year 1054 A.D., Chinese astronomers were startled by the appearance of a new star, so bright that it was visible in broad daylight for several weeks. Today, the Crab Nebula is visible at the site of that bright star.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
30-Sep-2022 00:47 UT

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