The remnants or relic of a supernova explosion. It can be a neutron star, a pulsar or a black hole surrounded by an expanding cloud of gas.

The Crab Nebula (M1) is a famous supernova remnant in Taurus that's visible with binoculars.

The Crab Nebula is the remnant of a supernova that exploded in 1054  (credit:- NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA))

Glossary A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Sky Highlights - April 2017

Shop at Amazon US

Shop at Amazon US

Current Moon Phase



If you like the website and want to contribute to the running costs then please do so below. All contributions are most welcome.

PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online.