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February 2013: Crab Nebula (M1)
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The Crab Nebula (M1) is a supernova remnant located in the constellation Taurus. On September 12, 1758, it became the first object French comet hunter Charles Messier cataloged. What makes this nebula special is that we associate it with a supernova event that people witnessed and recorded in 1054.

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