Crab Nebula's Got A Brand New GrooveAfter looking at the Chandra Observatory's latest pictures of the Crab Nebula, I'm thinking the X-ray-emitting pulsar wind nebula needs a cooler name.

Crab Nebula's Got A Brand New Groove

Crab Nebula's Got A Brand New Groove

Crab Nebula's Got A Brand New Groove

Click to viewMaybe something like PulsaX, with the capital X, or Xoop!, with the exclamation mark. You can see the nebula's inner X-ray ring, which is a shock wave that marks the boundary between the surrounding nebula, and the jets of matter and anti-matter shooting out of the pulsar. Chandra has been doing its part to make the Crab Nebula look cool for years, as you can see in our gallery below. PulsaX FTW! [Chandra Observatory]