Check Out This Stunning New View Of The Crab Nebula

New NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the centre of the Crab Nebula. The nebula lies 6500 light-years away in the constellation of Taurus (The Bull) and is a supernova remnant, the result of the colossal explosion of a massive star. At the very centre of the Crab Nebula lies what remains of the innermost core of the original star, now a strange and exotic object known as a neutron star.

Credit: NASA/ESA Hubble, Digitized Sky Survey, Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org)


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