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September 19, 2002 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2002-24

Space Movie Reveals Shocking Secrets of the Crab Pulsar

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Video: Time-Lapse Movie of Crab Pulsar Wind

Running Time: 3 seconds

This movie shows dynamic rings, wisps and jets of matter and antimatter around the pulsar in the Crab Nebula as observed in X-ray light by Chandra (left, blue) and optical light by Hubble (right, red).

X-Ray Image Credit: NASA/CXC/ASU/J.Hester et al.

Optical Image Credit: NASA/HST/ASU/J.Hester et al.

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Time-Lapse Movie of Crab Pulsar Wind Running Time: 3 seconds
Hubble Time-Lapse Movie Running Time: 3 seconds