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Hubble Celebrates 29th Anniversary with a Colorful Look at the Southern Crab Nebula

April 18, 2019

In celebration of the 29th anniversary of the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers captured this festive,…
A Crab Walks Through Time

March 15, 2018

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory launch into space. The Crab Nebula was…
Crab nebula in the limelight: a unified model for the entire radiation spectrum

September 5, 2017

The origin of cosmic rays, high-energy particles from outer space constantly impacting on Earth, is among the most…
Observatories Combine to Crack Open the Crab Nebula

May 11, 2017

Astronomers have produced a highly detailed image of the Crab Nebula, by combining data from telescopes spanning nearly…
A Dead Star’s Ghostly Glow

October 28, 2016

The eerie glow of a dead star, which exploded long ago as a supernova, reveals itself in this…
NASA’s Hubble Captures the Beating Heart of the Crab Nebula

July 8, 2016

Peering deep into the core of the Crab Nebula, this close-up image reveals the beating heart of one…
Astronomers Find the First ‘Wind Nebula’ Around a Magnetar

June 22, 2016

Astronomers have discovered a vast cloud of high-energy particles called a wind nebula around a rare ultra-magnetic neutron…
Space Image: Wide View of the Crab Nebula

June 11, 2015

The Crab Nebula, which also goes by the names Messier 1, NGC 1952 and Taurus A, is one…
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