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1054 Supernova Petrograph Feature Summary

Type:
Physics in Your World
Title:
1054 Supernova Petrograph
Description:
This Anasazi painting at Chaco Canyon may be a depiction of the 1054 supernova, which we see today as a supernova remnant, the Crab Nebula.

-- Learn about the details of the painting and the 1054 supernova at 1054 Supernova Petrograph.
-- Find out more about the Crab Nebula from this Messier catalogue entry.

(This feature was updated on August 14, 2013.)
Image:
© Ron Lussier/<a href="http://www.lenscraft.com/" target="_blank">lenscraft</a>.  All rights reserved; <a href="http://www.astronomy.pomona.edu/archeo/outside/chaco/nebula.html" target="_blank">image source</a>
© Ron Lussier/lenscraft. All rights reserved; image source
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/chaco-large-6-8-09.jpg
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