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Crab Nebula

The Crab Nebula (catalogue designations M1, NGC 1952) is a supernova remnant in the constellation of Taurus.

The nebula contains a pulsar in its centre which rotates thirty times per second, emitting pulses of radiation from gamma rays to radio waves.

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