“Peering deep into the core of the Crab Nebula, this close-up image,” captured by the Hubble Telescope “reveals the beating heart of one of the most historic and intensively studied remnants of a supernova, an exploding star. The inner region sends out clock-like pulses of radiation and tsunamis of charged particles embedded in magnetic fields” according to Nasa.
Nasa goes on to say “The neutron star is a showcase for extreme physical processes and unimaginable cosmic violence. Bright wisps are moving outward from the neutron star at half the speed of light to form an expanding ring. It is thought that these wisps originate from a shock wave that turns the high-speed wind from the neutron star into extremely energetic particles.”
As we get more information from the Hubble and other space probes our understanding how the universe is buzzing with energy and aliveness is increasing. This is a wonderful antidote to the news of hurricanes and fires that have been affecting so many people on our own planet. As Duane Elgin says “A living universe perspective invites us to shift from indifference, fear, and cynicism to curiosity, love, and awe.”
Read more why the perspective of “A Living Universe”is so important to our collective wellbeing here.