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M 1, the Crab Nebula | by UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences
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M 1, the Crab Nebula

M 1, the Crab Nebula, is a supernova remnant, the wreckage left of a star much bigger than the Sun, which was observed exploding by Chinese astronomers in 1054.

 

Credit: University of London Observatory/UCL Physics & Astronomy/Bob WInter/Dominic Reeve

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Taken on November 19, 2013