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The Crab Pulsar

Crab Pulsar

Image credit: Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (MPE)

The crab nebula and the crab pulsar are the remnants of a supernova explosion which was observed in the year 1054 by Chinese astronomers, but mysteriously were never recorded by European astronomers. Two images of the crab nebula are presented, showing the region with the pulsar off, then on.

Curator: Michael Arida (SP Sys); arida@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov
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