The Crab Nebula (see Figure 7.41) pulsar is the remnant of a supernova that occurred in A.D. 1054. Using data from Table 7.3, calculate the approximate factor by which the power output of this astronomical object has declined since its explosion.
Step 1 of 2
We need to calculate the factor by which the out power of the supernova has changed after the explosion. After the explosion the supernova will eventually become a Crab Nebula pulsar which is a young neutron star.
We are given the power outputs of both the cosmological systems and we need to compare the values to compute the factor.
Output power of supernova
Output power of crab nebula pulsar