Crab nebula (M1)

Crab nebula (M1)

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Caption: Crab Nebula. Optical image of the Crab Nebula, also known as Messier 1. The nebula is the remnant of a supernova explosion observed in 1054AD, and consists mainly of hydrogen gas. The nebula is 6000 light years from Earth in the constellation Taurus. This image was made using the 8.2-metre Very Large Telescope 'Kueyen' at Cerro Paranal Observatory, Chile.

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Keywords: astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, crab nebula, debris, explosion, gas filaments, glow, hydrogen, m1, messier 1, neutron star, pulsar, science, snr, star death, stellar, supernova remnant, synchrotron radiation, very large telescope, vlt imagery

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