Handmade Necklace - Multiwavelength Crab Nebula

Handmade Necklace - Multiwavelength Crab Nebula

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Handmade Necklace - Multiwavelength Crab Nebula

Image by the Hubble Heritage Team

Vintage handmade pendant with an image of Multiwavelength Crab Nebula under a clear glass dome. 

The pendant is about an inch in diameter(25mm) and comes with a ~24"(~60cm) chain.

Available in a choice of two finishes:

GUNMETAL SILVER

ANTIQUE BRONZE

Material: alloy

Colors may vary slightly depending on the configuration of your screen.

Due to the handmade nature of these items there might be slight differences. Please allow for slight variations.

About this image:

Astronomers have produced a highly detailed image of the Crab Nebula, by combining data from telescopes spanning nearly the entire breadth of the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves seen by the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) to the powerful X-ray glow as seen by the orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory. And, in between that range of wavelengths, the Hubble Space Telescope's crisp visible-light view, and the infrared perspective of the Spitzer Space Telescope.

The Crab Nebula, the result of a bright supernova explosion seen by Chinese and other astronomers in the year 1054, is 6,500 light-years from Earth. At its center is a super-dense neutron star, rotating once every 33 milliseconds, shooting out rotating lighthouse-like beams of radio waves and light — a pulsar (the bright dot at image center). The nebula's intricate shape is caused by a complex interplay of the pulsar, a fast-moving wind of particles coming from the pulsar, and material originally ejected by the supernova explosion and by the star itself before the explosion.


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