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High Energy Astronomy Observatory (HEAO)

1959-01-01

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This image is of the Crab Nebula in visible light photographed by the Hale Observatory optical telescope in 1959. The faint object at the center had been identified as a pulsar and is thought to be the remains of the original star. It had been observed as a pulsar in visible light, radio wave, x-rays, and gamma-rays.

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  • Title: High Energy Astronomy Observatory (HEAO)
  • Date Created: 1959-01-01
  • Rights: MSFC
  • Album: rlobrie1

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