Sunday, October 10, 2010

Crab Nebula

The Crab Nebula is actually a remnant of a supernova and contains a pulsating star in its center. A supernova is actually an exploding star. What makes this particular nebula so interesting is that it was observed and recorded by Chinese astronomers as early as 1045 AD.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_a1n-_cIpzLE/S8JzY8tywrI/AAAAAAAAAT4/ZimPYg_4esw/s1600/crab-nebula.jpg

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome, mysterious void.

DCP said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYZnfqKfdxk


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