Radio image of the Crab nebula supernova remnant

Radio image of the Crab nebula supernova remnant

R760/0045 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 27.0MB

Downloadable file size: 1.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the feature 400 Years Of The Telescope

Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Restrictions: This image may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by NRAO, AUI or NSF of any company or product

Caption: Crab Nebula. Radio image (3.6cm) taken by the Very Large Array (VLA) telescope of the Crab Nebula (M1). This is a supernova remnant 6300 light years away in the constellation of Taurus. The supernova was recorded in 1054 A.D. by Chinese astronomers. The nebula is formed by gas ejected during the supernova explosion and by interstellar gas which has been swept up and ionised by the shock wave originating from the explosion. Near the centre of the nebula lies a rapidly spinning neutron star, the Crab Pulsar (not visible), which is the core of the exploded star. The colour code runs from red for the brightest regions declining to yellow, green and blue. This picture may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by NRAO, AUI or NSF of any company or product.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: astronomy, cosmology, crab nebula, m1, ngc 1952, radio image, science, snr, star death, stellar, supernova remnant, vla imagery

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.