From the January 2011 issue

Go beyond the Crab

Even though its eccentricities make M1 a worthwhile target, there’s plenty of other “exploded stars” out there to observe.
By | Published: January 24, 2011 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Crab Nebula (M1)

As we saw in the March 2011 article “The Crab Nebula’s everlasting mystery,” the Crab Nebula (M1) has a lot to offer astronomers of all stripes. It’s literally a textbook example of certain astrophysical processes, and yet it continues to surprise researchers with its oddities.