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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Messier 2

After the Crab Nebula, M1, this giant star cluster is the second entry in 18th century astronomer Charles Messier's famous list of things that are not comets.

M1 Crab nebula

Narrow band imaging (true colors)

Astronomy Picture of the Day: M1: The Crab Nebula from Hubble

This is the mess that is left when a star explodes. The Crab Nebula, the result of a supernova seen in 1054 AD, is filled with mysterious filaments.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Sharpless 249 and the Jellyfish Nebula

Normally faint and elusive, the Jellyfish Nebula is caught in this alluring telescopic image

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Crab from Space

The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first object on Charles Messier's famous list of things which are not comets. In fact, the Crab is now known to be a supernova remnant, expanding debris from the death explosion of a massive star

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Catalog Entry Number 1

Every journey has first step and every catalog a first entry

M1 Crab Nebula

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