Crab Nebula

    Newer Older

    The Crab Nebula is a supernova remnant, all that remains of a tremendous stellar explosion. Observers in China and Japan recorded the supernova nearly 1,000 years ago, in 1054.

    Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University)

    The Hubble Space Telescope is a project of international cooperation between NASA and the European Space Agency. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center manages the telescope. The Space Telescope Science Institute conducts Hubble science operations.

    Goddard is responsible for HST project management, including mission and science operations, servicing missions, and all associated development activities.

    To learn more about the Hubble Space Telescope go here:

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is home to the nation's largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists that build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study the Earth, the sun, our solar system, and the universe.

    Follow us on Twitter

    Join us on Facebook

    sherwin929, hishma, crazy*diamond, and 429 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    View 11 more comments

    1. Lou F. 50 months ago | reply

      So heavenly!

    2. Rominho/ Romulo Fasanaro Filho 50 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Moon and Planets, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. anslatadams 50 months ago | reply

      Wow!! Fantastic!!

    4. Dealbhadair 50 months ago | reply

      The clarity is astonishing.

    5. Rice801 50 months ago | reply

      wow..Great shot

    6. edutreix 50 months ago | reply

      Prodigieux !

    7. northb2 50 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing, these are spectacular!

    8. puszka 48 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Aggressive Photographers, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. Massimo Feliziani 44 months ago | reply

      Magnificent... no words.

    10. homesteadbound 30 months ago | reply

      I used this picture in an article I wrote about nebulae:
      Thanks for making such a great picture available.

    11. Paula_Summerwind 28 months ago | reply

      Thank you for the great picture. I included it at
      Thermodynamics of a Clumping Universe.
      with proper credit to this site.

    12. Farshad Sanaee The Apple 23 months ago | reply

      One DayOn Planet Earth 24 Hours,,,, On Mercury!?? Each day on Mercury lasts as long as 58 days, 15 hours on Earth. for Neptune is much shorter than Earth's, about 16 ... many days in one of Neptune years but one of Neptune's days is 16 hours and ... A day on Uranus is 17 hours, 14 minutes and 24 seconds. ... GOD Created The World In 7 Days....... But how long is a day By GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????? Days Of Genesis,.,.,.,..,.~~~~~~*******

    13. David Ruiz Luna 6 weeks ago | reply

      EXCELLENT! seen in
      " (point of view)comment on 1 sweeper active"

      collect 5 awards to get the excellence award

    14. :SARA_be: 6 weeks ago | reply

      This is cool and creative..!!

      Cool Creative Capture

    keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts