Crab Nebula (NASA, Sailing With NASA, 10/24/09)

The Crab Nebula, the result of a supernova seen in 1054 AD.

 

This is a supporting image for the "Sailing With NASA" blog, which is documenting space shuttle external tank ET-134's sea voyage from Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

 

Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Hester, A. Loll (ASU)

 

Read the original blog post, "Exploration May Be a Matter of Timing" --

blogs.nasa.gov/cm/blog/sailing_with_nasa/posts/post_12562...

 

Follow the "Sailing With NASA" blog and the ET-134 journey:

blogs.nasa.gov/cm/blog/sailing_with_nasa

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