Wednesday, January 30, 2008

One of Hubble’s Latest Photographs of the Crab Nebula

Click on image to enlarge.From SPACE.COM: The Crab Nebula is a six-light-year-wide expanding remnant of a star's supernova explosion. Japanese and Chinese astronomers recorded this violent event nearly 1,000 years ago in 1054, as did, almost certainly, Native Americans. This is one of the largest and most detailed view taken by Hubble, and in addition, the highest resolution image ever made of the entire Crab Nebula.

3 comments:

Cole said...

Wow,

That's beautiful.

Stardust said...

Hey cole, howdy!

Yes the photo is awesome, isn't it? The clarity is magnificent.

Greg said...

All I can say is its a damn good thing they decided to fix Hubble's mirror years back instead of just writing the multi-million (billion?) satellite off.
Great pic.