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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.

Radio Programs

Crab Pulsar Spinning up a dead star February 11, 2020

Crab Nebula Sculpting an interstellar crab April 19, 2018

Featured Images

Multiwavelength view of the Crab Nebula, M1

X-Raying a Crab January 7, 2019

Combined optical, infrared view of the Crab Nebula

Colorful Crab April 19, 2018

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