The Crab Nebula is a supernova remnant located 6,500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Taurus. (Taurus Constellation) In astronomical history, the appearance of strong light from the Crab Nebula in 1054 was recorded by astronomers in the 11th century, and the nebula continues to attract attention and further study continues until the present.
Recently, the research team was led by astronomers from Princeton University. In the USA using the Near-Infrared Imaging Camera (NIRCam) and the James Webb Space Telescope’s Mid-Infrared Detector (MIRI), they have found answers about the origins of the Crab Nebula. The spatial resolution of a webcam allows the precise composition of the ejected material to be determined. determined. Especially the amount of iron and nickel. This may reveal the type of explosion caused by the Crab Nebula.
The team found that additional features of the Crab Nebula’s inner workings became clearer. It can be seen in greater detail in infrared light captured by a webcam. Gases are released by charged particles, such as electrons, that move around magnetic field lines at relativistic speeds. Apparent Radiation This causes the material to appear cloudy and cloudy over much of the interior of the Crab Nebula. It has also been found that the magnetic field structure of pulsars (neutron stars that rotate at high speeds and emit radio waves) sculpts and forms the nebula.
Image source: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Tea Temim (Princeton University)
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