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on Oct 20, 2012

The Crab Nebula

The Crab Nebula is the remnant of a supernova seen from Earth one thousand years ago. Located 6500 light-years away in the constellation Taurus, the Bull, the remnant is 11 light-years across and expanding at about 1500 km/s! Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University)

The Crab Nebula is the remnant of a supernova seen from Earth one thousand years ago.  Located 6500 light-years away in the constellation Taurus, the Bull, the remnant is 11 light-years across and expanding at about 1500 km/s!  Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University)

The Crab Nebula