A fulldome study of the Crab Nebula

This fulldome clip of the Crab Nebula allows for a close inspection of one of the most intricate and fascinating objects in our galaxy. This complicated web of gas and dust is what remains of a star which exploded and lit up the skies of Earth in 1054, as documented by Chinese astronomers at the time.

For more information see the original image.


NASAESA and Allison Loll/Jeff Hester (Arizona State University). Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

About the Video

Release date:1 December 2005, 10:00
Related releases:heic1614, heic0515
Duration:56 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Crab Nebula, Messier 1
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant


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