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New Hubble images finally reveal what the Crab Nebula hides in its core

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 09, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Julie M. Rodriguez last modified Jul 08, 2016

  Legions of scientists have studied and taken images of the Crab Nebula -- in fact, it's one of the most-studied object in space. But until now, astronomers have never been able to glimpse the object at the heart of the massive gas cloud. New Hubble images have revealed a fast-moving neutron star at the heart of the nebula. The Crab Nebula, which lies 6500 light years away from Earth, was created by a supernova long ago. A massive star in the Taurus constellation exploded...




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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