Chaco Canyon 1054 Supernova Painting

Chaco Canyon 1054 Supernova Rock Art Panel

On A.D. July 4, 1054, inhabitants of earth noticed a bright object in the sky, easily visible even in daylight. This was the supernova which created the Crab Nebula. At that time the moon was a small crescent. Some believe the Ancient Puebloans in Chaco Canyon recorded the supernova event with this rock art panel.

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