Crab Nebula, M1, NGC 1952, Taurus A

Astronomy Science ~ Crab Nebula (Crab Nebula, M1, NGC 1952, Taurus A) is a supernova remnant and pulsar wind nebula located in the constell...

Astronomy Science ~ Crab Nebula (Crab Nebula, M1, NGC 1952, Taurus A) is a supernova remnant and pulsar wind nebula located in the constellation Taurus.

And the following 10 Interesting Facts Crab Nebula

1. The Crab Nebula is about 6,500 light years from Earth and is located in the Taurus constellation.

2. This object is classified as a supernova remnant, the type of nebula as it is created by exploding stars at the end of his life (Supernova). Supernova explosions enriched the universe with heavy elements are very important in the process of planet formation.

3. The core of the dead star remains at the Crab nebula and is now a pulsar, an object so dense and rapidly spinning that emit high levels of radiation.

Crab Nebula  / Messier 1
Crab Nebula  / Messier 1
4. The pulsar at the center of the Crab Nebula in the suspect has a diameter of only 18 miles (30 km) but it has at least 1.5 times the mass of the sun. Also Pulsar rotates about 30 times per second.

5. Pulsar in the Crab Nebula is called the heart of the Crab Pulsar.

6. Crab Nebula spans about 11 light-years away and grows about 1 million kilometers per day.

7. bright filaments or yarns of this nebula has a temperature of about 15000 C (27,000 F)

8. Crab Nebula produces 75,000 times more energy than the sun and emit radiation across the electromagnetic spectrum.

9. The supernova explosion that created the Crab Nebula was witnessed by Chinese astronomers in 1054. At that time, it looks very bright object in the sky, it can even be seen in daylight.

10. Crab Nebula is listed as the first place in the famous catalog made by Charles Messier in 1771. The Crab Nebula, also known as Messier 1 or M1. Another name of this object is NGC 1952 and Sharpless 244.

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AstroNation: Crab Nebula, M1, NGC 1952, Taurus A
Crab Nebula, M1, NGC 1952, Taurus A
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