Herschel spies active argon in Crab Nebula

University College London (UCL) astronomers have detected noble gas molecules in space for the first time in the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant.

Led by Professor Mike Barlow of the UCL Department of Physics & Astronomy, the team used the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Herschel Space Observatory to observe the Crab Nebula in far-infrared light.

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