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Crab Nebula

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)


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Taken on November 28, 2005