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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

Flickering Crab A dead but fascinating star April 7, 2011