Thursday, March 16, 2023

Hubble’s Inside The Image: Crab Nebula | NASA Goddard

Hubble’s Inside The Image: Crab Nebula | NASA Goddard

The Hubble Space Telescope has taken over 1.5 million observations over the years. One of them is the breathtaking Crab Nebula.

With an apparent magnitude of 8.4 and located 6,500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Taurus, the Crab Nebula can be spotted with a small telescope and is best observed in January. The nebula was discovered by English astronomer John Bevis in 1731, and later observed by Charles Messier who mistook it for Halley’s Comet. Messier’s observation of the nebula inspired him to create a catalog of celestial objects that might be mistaken for comets.

In this video, Dr. Padi Boyd takes us on a journey through the Nebula, teaching us some of the interesting science behind this famous Hubble image.

Video Credits: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 

Producer & Director: James Leigh

Editor: Lucy Lund

Director of Photography: James Ball

Additional Editing & Photography: Matthew Duncan

Executive Producers: James Leigh & Matthew Duncan

Production & Post: Origin Films 

Hubble Space Telescope Animation

Credits: ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen), A. Fujii, Robert Gendler, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Panther Observatory, Steve Cannistra, Michael Pierce, Robert Berrington (Indiana University), Nigel Sharp, Mark Hanna (NOAO)/WIYN/NSF.

Crab Nebula Zoom Visualization

Image Credits: ESA/Hubble, Digitized Sky Survey, Nick Risinger

Dark Matter Gravitational Lensing Animation

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

Duration: 2 minutes, 41 seconds

Release Date: March 16, 2023

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