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May 30, 1996 02:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1996-22

Hubble Astronomers Unveil "Crab Nebula - The Movie"


Video: Crab Nebula -- The Movie

Running Time: 10 seconds

The movie is constructed from eight WFPC2 images and contains four sequences: 1) The full WFPC2 field, 2) a closer view of the pulsar, 3) closer still detailing the "sprite" which appears towards the top, and 4) extreme closeup of the pulsar and the inner knot just above it.

Credit: Walter Feimer/STScI

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