Sunday, November 9, 2014

Fact of the Day: Baby Nebula

In the 18th century, the Crab Nebula was discovered which is about 6,523 light years from Earth. The Nebula is actually believed to been created by a supernova, which is the death of a star. Except we actually know when the supernova was visible to Earth as it was seen in 1054, most notably by astronomers in China. 

11 comments:

Winnie said...

Amazing, I wonder what people thought it was when they first saw it.

Pat Hatt said...

They probably though aliens were coming when they saw it

Bob Bushell said...

WOW WOW WOW

Dascha said...

Wow interesting!!!

xoxo
Dascha

Christine said...

interesting.

DEZMOND said...

Hope that baby doesn't poop

Anna and Klaudia said...

Wow! fantastic <333

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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very interesting. I find this subject so fascinating.

The Happy Whisk said...

Very pretty.

stephen Hayes said...

There's a lot going on out there in space.

Caro * said...

Amazing nebula ! I am fascinated by space ! :)