Friday, November 07, 2008

Chandra reveals new twists in Crap Nebula

IO9 posts an article from the Chandra Observatory photo site. Chandra has been taking x-ray photographs of the Crab Nebula and has in my mind taken one of the most startling x-ray views of a pulsar ever taken. In this photo you can see the nebula's inner X-ray ring, which is a shock wave that marks the boundary between the surrounding nebula, and the jets of matter and anti-matter shooting out of the pulsar. Click the link below to go to the chandra photo site for some really interesting news and images.

<- Chandra images ->

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