crab nebula

The Crab Nebula Seen in 3-Dimensions

The Crab Nebula is arguably one of the most famous objects in the night sky.  It was delineated as M1…

12 months ago

Gamma Rays Detected Coming From the Crab Nebula

Most people with any interest in astronomy know about the Crab Nebula. It's a supernova remnant in the constellation Taurus,…

2 years ago

Stunning View of the Crab Nebula Just Got Five Times Better

Images of the Crab Nebula are always a treat because it has such intriguing and varied structure. Also, just knowing…

5 years ago

Messier 1 (M1) – The Crab Nebula

The Crab Nebula, or Messier 1 (M1) is a supernova remnant left over when a massive star detonated in 1054…

6 years ago

Spin! Crab Pulsar Speed Jumps Linked To Billions Of Tiny Vortices

Pulsars -- those supernova leftovers that are incredibly dense and spin very fast -- may change their speed due to…

8 years ago

Virtual Star Party – January 26, 2014: Our Missed Supernova!

Hosts: Fraser Cain and Scott Lewis (@baldastronomer) Astronomers: Stuart Foreman, Bill McLaughlin Commentary: Tom Nathe, David Dickinson (@astroguyz) (more…)

8 years ago

Virtual Star Party – January 5, 2014: Jupiter in Opposition and 6 Telescopes!

Hosts: Fraser Cain and Scott Lewis Astronomers: David Dickinson in Florida Michael Phillips in North Carolina Bill McLaughlin in Oregon…

8 years ago

Argon – The First Noble Gas Molecules Discovered In Space

There are only six of them: radon, helium, neon, krypton, xenon and the first molecules to be discovered in space…

8 years ago

Astrophoto: Widefield, Narrowband View of the Crab Nebula by Nick Howes

Crab Nebula in a widefield, narrowband image. Credit: Nick Howes This gorgeous shot of the Crab Nebula, or M1, by…

9 years ago

Weekly SkyWatcher’s Forecast: February 19-25, 2012

[/caption] Greetings, fellow SkyWatchers! It's going to be an awesome week as we watch the planets - Mars, Saturn, Jupiter,…

10 years ago