Credit: NASA/ESA and Jeff Hester (Arizona State University).
The Hubble Space Telescope has caught the most detailed view of the Crab Nebula in one of the largest images ever assembed by the space-based observatory.
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Crab Nebula Superflare - Fermi's Large Area Telescope
Credit: NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT/R. Buehler
Fermi's LAT discovered a gamma-ray 'superflare' from the Crab Nebula on April 12, 2011. These images show the number of gamma rays with energies greater…Read More »
than 100 million electron volts from a region of the sky centered on the Crab Nebula. Both views eliminate emission form the Crab pulsar by showing the sky in between its pulses. In both images, the bright source below is the Geminga pulsar. At left, the region 20 days before the flare; at right, April 14. Less «
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Crab Nebula - Hubble Space Telescope Visible Light Photo
A Hubble visible light image of the Crab Nebula inset against a full-sky gamma ray map showing the location of the nebula (crosshairs).