Category Archives: Crab Nebula

NASA’s Fermi Spots ‘Superflares’ in the Crab Nebula

The famous Crab Nebula supernova remnant has erupted in an enormous flare five times more powerful than any previously seen from the object. The outburst was first detected by NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope on April 12 and lasted six … Continue reading

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Aspera

Home Site Located in Title A European Network For Astroparticle Physics in Europe ASPERA is a network of national government agencies responsible for coordinating and funding national research efforts in Astroparticle Physics Hunting neutrinos… The IceCube experiment *** See Also: … Continue reading

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Crab Nebula

This is a mosaic image, one of the largest ever taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope of the Crab Nebula, a six-light-year-wide expanding remnant of a star’s supernova explosion. Japanese and Chinese astronomers recorded this violent event nearly 1,000 years … Continue reading

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Fermi Records Lighthouse Effect

John Keats talked of “unweaving the rainbow”, suggesting that Newton destroyed the beauty of nature by analysing light with a prism and splitting it into different colours. Keats was being a prat. Physicists also smile when we see rainbows, but … Continue reading

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Spherical Cows and their X-ray Sources

As a layman I find this of particular importance when we send our vision out amongst the stars, all the while looking at the substance of these events “within the larger context of the universe.” While each particular event is … Continue reading

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Now, here is a SuperNova for Real

The Crab Nebula from VLT Credit: FORS Team, 8.2-meter VLT, ESO Now the “ultimate proof” is to hold in our hands the matters defined by objects. This is the culmination of all dimensional perspectives, being “condensed to the moment” we … Continue reading

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