The Crab Nebula

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 centre of the frame.

Credit:

Jeff Hester and Paul Scowen (Arizona State University), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo9622a1
Type:Observation
Release date:30 May 1996, 20:00
Size:1502 x 1479 px

About the Object

Name:Crab Nebula, Messier 1
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:6000 light years

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550 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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