Crab superflare

Flare in the Crab Nebula

On April 12, 2011, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected the most powerful in a series of gamma-ray flares occurring in the Crab Nebula. The Crab nebula, which is located 6,500 light-years away in the constellation Taurus, is the crash of an exploded star that emitted light and reached Earth in the year 1054.

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