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The beautiful Crab Nebula, which appears in the constellation of Taurus, is the aftermath of a supernova. The supernova was identified in 1054 by Chinese astronomers, and in 1731 the nebula was observed by English astronomer John Bevis. In 1840, the nebula won its name from a drawing created by William Parsons, the 3rd Earl of Rosse, in which it appeared somewhat like a crab. At the center of this nebula is a pulsar that rotates approximately 30 times per second.

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Crab Nebula
acrylic on canvas
8x10; 9.75x11.75 framed