About a thousand years ago, people on Earth noticed the emergence of a bright star (a supernova explosion) visible in the sun, according tomedia CNET. They witnessed the death of the stars that became crab nebula. NASA has released new 3D visualizations and videos of the famous cosmic event showing the remains of supernovae. NASA used the power of the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes to create 3D visualizations of the fascinating Crab Nebula.
Frank Summers, a visual scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute, said: “With this scientific explanation, we want to help people understand the filaments and interconnected geometry of the Crab Nebula. The interaction of multi-wavelength observations illuminates all these structures. A complete image cannot be obtained without combining X-ray, infrared and visible light. “
This video will show how the observatories work together to give us a more comprehensive understanding of the Crab Nebula.
This is not a typical supernova relic. NASA said: “The power engine that powers the entire system is pulsars, fast-rotating neutron stars, and super-dense crushed nuclei of exploding stars. Tiny ‘generators’ are emitting 30 radiant foaming pulses per second with incredible clock accuracy. “
The Crab Nebula is a popular target for astronomers. The European Space Agency recently shared new images of the Crab Nebula captured by the Hubble telescope in 2005, showing the arc of an asteroid.