Dissecting a Crab


This video was assembled from Hubble Space Telescope spectral observations of the Southern Crab Nebula. The hourglass-shaped nebula contains elements that were blasted into space by a couple of aging stars. Each of these elements glows in specific colors of light as it reemits energy absorbed from nearby stars.

Video Credit: L. Hustak (STScI)
Image Credits: NASA / ESA

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