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Hubble spots space rocks — with aid from citizen scientists

The Crab Nebula shown in green, blue and orange swirls, with a pale trail passing across it.

A citizen astronomer spotted the faint asteroid trail curving from bottom left to upper right across this image of the Crab Nebula, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA, M. Thévenot

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Nature 605, 593 (2022)



  1. Kruk, S. et al. Astron. Astrophys. 661, A85 (2022).

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