The Crab Nebula—A Supernova's Aftermath

The Crab Nebula—A Supernova's Aftermath

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S1 E6: Stars more than eight times as massive as the sun take a radically different path at the end of their lives, disintegrating in a colossal explosion known as a supernova. Hubble's image of the famous Crab Nebula shows the expanding cloud of material from a supernova that was witnessed on Earth in the year 1054.