Hubble Stares into the Crab Nebula's Beating Heart

The space telescope has combined three images almost 10 years apart of the famous nebula, highlighting violent dynamics swirling deep in its core.

July 8, 2016
8:13 PM EDT
While many other images of the famous Crab Nebula have focused on the filaments in the outer part of the nebula, this image shows the very heart of the Crab Nebula including the central neutron star - it is the rightmost of the two bright stars near the center of this image. | NASA/ESA