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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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