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