Crab Nebula, M1

A cloud of glowing gas that is the remnant of a supergiant star that was seen to explode in 1054. It's called the crab because its tendrils of gas, which span several light-years, resemble a crab. It is one of the most famous objects in the galaxy.

Radio Programs

VERITAS Sparks from extreme cosmic environments Friday, November 9, 2012
Crab Nebula The “crabby” remains of an exploded star Friday, January 6, 2012
Flickering Crab A dead but fascinating star Friday, April 8, 2011

Featured Images

M1, the Crab Nebula, in a Hubble Space Telescope image
Crab Nebula Friday, January 6, 2012

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