The Crab Nebula
An excerpt from the Planetarium Show "The Hot and Energetic Universe".
The Crab Nebula is observed in different wavelengths. It is a supernova remnant in the constellation of Taurus about 6,000 light-years away, and corresponds to a bright supernova recorded by Chinese astronomers in 1054.Credit:
X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/F. Seward
Optical: NASA/ESA/ASU/J. Hester & A. Loll
Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. Minn./R. Gehrz