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Hubble Reveals Ghostly Core of the Supernova Seen by Chinese Astronomers in 1054

Though it's only 10 miles across, the amount of energy the pulsar at its core releases is enormous, lighting up the Crab Nebula until it shines 75,000 times more brightly than the sun. The nebula, one of our best-known and...
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Hubble Captures Amazing Image of the Heart of the Crab Nebula

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On July 4th 1054, Chinese astronomers recorded an unusual presence in the night sky; a “guest star” that burned brightly in the sky for 23 days. Now that “guest star” is known to be a supernova–an exploding star–that forms the heart...

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Academics / Astronomy : The Daily Galaxy

Though it's only 10 miles across, the amount of energy the pulsar at its core releases is enormous, lighting up the Crab Nebula until it shines 75,000 times more brightly than the sun. The nebula, one of our best-known and...

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