It doesn’t matter how big and bright a star is. Even if it’s thousands of times bigger and more massive than our Sun, sooner or later it will reach the end of its life. It’s a harsh reality, some people would say, while the truth is that even a supernova itself can be the fuel for the birth of new stars. And we also know from one of the laws of thermodynamics that matter can never be destroyed.
Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes have been collecting images about the dynamic Crab Nebula, and thus, astronomers were able to create multiwavelength computer graphics visualization.The video is about four minutes long, and it presents the structure that makes up the stellar corpse. It provides viewers a better insight into the complex processes that are powering the nebula.
A pulsar exists at the core of the Nebula, and it provides it the needed energy. For those who don’t know, a pulsar is a rapidly spinning neutron star, the extremely dense core of a star.
The video will be a great success worldwide
The movie will be available to planetariums and other centers of informal learning throughout the world. The debut will take place at the American Astronomical Society meeting from Honolulu, Hawaii.
Frank Summers, who was the leader of the development team, stated:
Seeing two-dimensional images of an object, especially of a complex structure like the Crab Nebula, doesn’t give you a good idea of its three-dimensional nature,
With this scientific interpretation, we want to help people understand the Crab Nebula’s nested and interconnected geometry. The interplay of the multiwavelength observations illuminate all of these structures. Without combining X-ray, infrared, and visible light, you don’t get the full picture.
The video was produced by a team at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), the Caltech/IPAC, and at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian.