30" x 40" acrylic on canvas. Featuring the pulsar star at the heart of the Crab Nebula. The Crab Pulsar spins at an astonishing 30 times a second and is one of only a few pulsars to be viewed optically. The Crab Nebula was first observed and documented by Chinese astronomers in 1054 when a star in the region of the Taurus Constellation went supernova. The supernova was so bright that for several days it could be seen shining brightly during the day.