Tea Temim Takes Stunning Photo of Crab Nebula with JWST

Nov. 6, 2023

A team led by Tea Temim, Research Astronomer in Princeton’s Department of Astrophysical Sciences has taken a stunning image of the Crab Nebula supernova remnant with JWST.  This image, covering six filters from 1.6 to 21 microns with the NIRCam and MIRI cameras, highlights emission from dust and from synchrotron emission from relativistic electrons driven by the central pulsar (the milky diffuse emission throughout the image). The Crab Nebula exploded as a supernova in 1054 AD; it is located 6,500 light years away in the constellation Taurus, and is probably the most extensively studied supernova remnants in the sky. 

Great work, Tea! 

Read more in the official NASA press release here.

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