Senior research scientist Chikang Li wants to experiment with the stars. Intrigued by a curious "kink" phenomenon observed in the Crab Nebula, an interstellar cloud of gas and dust that formed in the wake of a supernova explosion, he has been looking for answers. Show More Summary
Researchers from Sweden have recently studied the presence of dust in the Crab Nebula to locate and characterize numerous dusty globules of this well-known supernova remnant. As a result, they have cataloged 92 dusty globules and derived their properties. A paper describing the research was published Oct. 26 on the arXiv pre-print repository.
Peer into the cosmic horror story of the Crab Nebula and the still-beating remnant of a star at its center.
The eerie glow of a dead star reveals a tremendous dynamo at the heart of the Crab Nebula, spinning 30 times a second. The wildly whirling object produces a deadly magnetic field that generates an electrifying 1 trillion volts. This...
The eerie glow of a dead star, which exploded long ago as a supernova, reveals itself in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the Crab Nebula. But don't be fooled. The ghoulish-looking object still has a pulse. Buried at its center is the star's tell-tale heart, which beats with rhythmic precision.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The eerie glow of a dead star, which exploded long ago as a supernova, reveals itself in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the Crab Nebula.
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...
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 of the Crab Nebula in the...
The star that gave rise to it died a thousand years ago, but there's still a beating heart and signs of stellar life.
The photograph is a composite of three images each taken a decade apart and shows the swirling center of the Crab Nebula in unprecedented detail.
The young nebula can be seen from Earth with a pair of strong binoculars.
Space photos of the week, July 3—9, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: Crab Nebula's Got An Exploding Heart appeared first on WIRED.
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of the super-dense neutron star at the heart of the famous Crab Nebula. The Crab Nebula resulted from one of the earliest supernovae to be recorded by human beings, and its striking form...Show More Summary
Note: Larger version HERE if you want to try to count all the aliens (I only spotted four and I'm pretty sure one was dead). This is a photo captured by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST if you're close friends) of the pulsating neutron star (the upper right one of the two in the middle) at the heart of the Crab Nebula. Show More Summary
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunning image of the pulsating neutron star at the heart of the Crab Nebula. The neutron star is incredibly dense, fitting a mass similar to the sun into an area just a few miles across, and it spins 30 times per second. The NASA Hubble Space Telescope snapshot […]
"The neutron star is a showcase for extreme physical processes and unimaginable cosmic violence," according to NASA.
Legions of scientists have studied and taken images of the Crab Nebula -- in fact, it's one of the most-studied object in space. But until now, astronomers have never been able to glimpse the object at the heart of the massive gas cloud. Show More Summary
The Crab Nebula doesn't just have an appetizing name — it also provides a visual feast. NASA released a stunning close-up of the nebula on Thursday taken by the Hubble telescope. Located 6,500 light-years away from Earth in the constellation...Show More Summary
Peering deep into the core of the Crab Nebula, this close-up image reveals the beating heart of one of the most historic and intensively studied remnants of a supernova, an exploding star. The inner region sends out clock-like pulses of radiation and tsunamis of charged particles embedded in magnetic fields. read more
This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the beating heart of one of the most visually appealing, and most studied, supernova remnants known -- the Crab Nebula. At the centre of this nebula the spinning core of a deceased star breathes life into the gas that surrounds it. read more