Crab Nebula


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Crab Nebula

n
(Astronomy) the expanding remnant of the supernova observed in 1054 ad, lying in the constellation Taurus at an approximate distance of 6500 light years
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Crab′ Neb`ula


n.
the remnant of a supernova explosion observed in 1054 A.D. in the constellation Taurus.
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Noun1.Crab Nebula - a remnant of a supernova detected first in 1054 AD
Taurus - a zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere near Orion; between Aries and Gemini
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According to their findings, the gamma particles originated from a supernova remnant known as the Crab Nebula.
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The evidence comes from observations of two supernova "remnants", Cassiopeia A (Cas A) and the famous Crab Nebula.
However, times changed and jazz trailed off into the crab nebula and rock bands took over eventually but they had on the bill some big names in jazz as well.
More massive stars, however, will end up like the Crab Nebula (right), the remains of a star that was first seen in the year 1054.
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From 2005 to 2012, the moons later named Nix, Hydra, Kerberos and Styx were discovered CRAB NEBULA The result of a massive star exploding as a supernova, blasting the star outwards.
It is one of the largest images taken by Hubble and is the highest resolution image ever made of the entire Crab Nebula.
"From what we can tell, the mechanism that's driving these heliospheric jets is basically the same as it is in, for example, the Crab Nebula. Yet this is really close by.
As suggestions, the Crab Nebula, Tadpole Galaxy, Pandora's Cluster, and Saturn's auroras should not be missed.