Friday, April 28, 2006
The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the very first object on Charles Messiers famous list of things which are not comets. This supernova remnant was first witnessed by astromoners in 1054. The spooky blue interior glow is emitted by high energy electrons from a central pulsar. The Crab Nebula is about 6,500 light years away in the constellation Taurus. Which is my husband's birthsign! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear!