XMM-Newton (ultraviolet) Image of the Crab Nebula

ESA’s XMM-Newton telescope observed the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant located 6500 light-years from Earth, in the ultraviolet.

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About the Image

Id:potw1720e
Type:Observation
Release date:15 May 2017, 06:00
Size:5290 x 5290 px

About the Object

Name:Crab Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star : Pulsar
Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
Distance:6500 light years
Category:Nebulae

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