Crab Nebula: A Hubble Image Tour

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Duration: 3 minutes, 36 seconds

In 1054, people in Japan, China, South Korea, and America noted a sudden appearance of a strange star that stayed visible day and night before eventually fading away. They had witnessed a supernova, the violent explosion of a supergiant star. The Crab Nebula is all that remains of the former star.

Explore the science along with the scenery – Image Tours show Hubble pictures through an astronomer's eyes, pinpointing and explaining key features to add understanding to the joy of cosmic sightseeing.

Features, HD Video, Nebulas, Pulsars, Stars, Supernova Remnants, tours


Image: NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University)

Publication: July 31, 2006

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