A composite view of the Crab nebula, an iconic supernova remnant in our Milky Way galaxy, is shown in this image taken by the Herschel Space Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope released on ... more 
A composite view of the Crab nebula, an iconic supernova remnant in our Milky Way galaxy, is shown in this image taken by the Herschel Space Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope released on December 13, 2013. The Crab is arguably the single most interesting object, as well as one of the most studied, in all of astronomy. The image is the largest image ever taken with Hubble's WFPC2 workhorse camera. The Crab Nebula is one of the most intricately structured and highly dynamical objects ever observed. The new Hubble image of the Crab was assembled from 24 individual exposures taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and is the highest resolution image of the entire Crab Nebula ever made. REUTERS/ESA/Herschel/PACS/MESS, NASA, ESA and Allison Loll/Jeff Hester/Arizona State University/Handout via Reuters (OUTER SPACE - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS less 
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Fri, Dec 13, 2013 1:31 PM EST