The Crab Nebula was a nebula remnant of a supernova. It was created by the Uxarieans by detonating a star with their Doomsday Weapon. (TV: Colony in Space) This was believed to have occurred during the Millennium War circa 150 million BC. (PROSE: The Quantum Archangel)

The planet Wengrol was located in the Crab Nebula, (PROSE: The Sons of the Crab) as was the planet Tora. (COMIC: The Enlightenment of Ly-Chee the Wise)

During a visit to 1980s Blackpool, the Sixth Doctor said that a replica of the town was being built on the rim of the Crab Nebula, but they had gotten the design concept wrong, as it was being built for a purpose rather than for frivolity. (PROSE: The Nightmare Fair, AUDIO: The Nightmare Fair)

From the late 23rd century to around 2399, the Bathory outpost was located in the Crab Nebula. (PROSE: Iris at the V&A)

In the 51st century, humanity relocated to the Crab Nebula after Earth was ruined by solar flares. (COMIC: The Keep)

The Tenth Doctor took Grayla to either the Crab Nebula or the Horsehead Nebula. (COMIC: The Whispering Gallery)

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