Crab-like Remnants

These remnants (also called plerions) resemble the Crab Nebula. These supernova remnants are similar to the shell type remnants, except that they contain a pulsar in the middle that blows out jets of very fast moving material. These remnants look more like a "blob" then a "ring".

Image credit: S. L. Snowden (USRA, NASA/GSFC)

ROSAT image of the CRab SNR

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