The Crab Nebula
Ths colorful photo shows a ground-based image of the entire Crab Nebula, the remnant of a supernova explosion witnessed over 900 years ago.
This picture shows a Hubble Space Telescope image of the inner parts of the Crab. The pulsar itself is visible as the left of the pair of stars near the center of the frame.Credit:
About the Image
|Release date:||30 May 1996, 20:00|
|Size:||2809 x 2061 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Crab Nebula, Messier 1|
|Type:||Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant|
|Distance:||6000 light years|
Colours & filters
Hubble Space Telescope
Notes: The right image was captured by a ground-based telescope.