Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Birthday Crab Nebula (And America)

Hey Space Placers!

July 4th, 1054 saw a "guest star" appear near Taurus the Bull, as noted by Chinese and American SW star gazers.

Modern telescopes checking the position of this historical observation would discover the "Crab Nebula":

To see this very bright guest star must have been something to see - we are overdue to see one in the Milky Way Galaxy.

I hope everyone in America has a safe and fun 4th of July.

Sky Guy in Perpetually Cloudy VA

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