Crab Nebula

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Crab Nebula

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(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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With the night growing old, the winter stars have begun to rise, and with them Taurus and the supposedly spectacular M1 (NGC 1952).
M1 (NGC 1952): Conveniently signposted by Z Tauri, this is the Crab Nebula, the remains of a massive stellar explosion seen from Earth in 1054.
M1 (NGC 1952): Conveniently signposted by [zeta] Tauri, this is the Crab Nebula, the remains of a massive stellar explosion seen from Earth in 1054.