Monday, October 1, 2007

Crab Nebula Animation

Joey P. Wade

View a spectacular animation of the Crab Nebula.

Located over 6000 light years from our planet, the Crab Nebula is the result of a supernova explosion first witnessed in 1054 AD. In this animation, created by Joey P. Wade, slides from a YouTube video have been overlaid and animated inside Google Sky. To view, press the play button next to the time animation slider and allow to run through a few times (this is to let the images load). Then sit back and enjoy!

Open in Google Earth 4.2