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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.

Featured Images

Hubble view of the Crab Nebula

Spectacular Crab December 14, 2015

M1, the Crab Nebula, in a Hubble Space Telescope image

Crab Nebula January 6, 2012

Radio Programs

Crab Nebula A crab scuttles across the sky December 14, 2015

VERITAS Sparks from extreme cosmic environments November 8, 2012

Crab Nebula The “crabby” remains of an exploded star January 5, 2012