Crab Nebula


noun Astronomy.

the remnant of a supernova explosion, observed in 1054 a.d., in the constellation Taurus.

Origin of Crab Nebula

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for crab nebula

Crab Nebula


noun

the expanding remnant of the supernova observed in 1054 ad, lying in the constellation Taurus at an approximate distance of 6500 light years
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