Vela supernova remnant


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Vela supernova remnant

[′vē·lə ¦sü·pər′nō·və ‚rem·nənt]
(astronomy)
A gaseous nebula that is the result of a supernova whose light reached earth about 10,000 years ago.
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The Vela supernova remnant is an expanding shell of gas that originated from the supernova explosion.
The Vela supernova remnant has puzzled astronomers ever since the Einstein Observatory detected its X-ray emissions.
The colorful Vela supernova remnant, Gum 16, is the glowing debris from a massive star's cataclysmic demise seen 11,000 years ago.
Another interesting discovery is the extent of radio emission from the Vela supernova remnant (below at left).
They found it, clinching the source's identification as a pulsar similar to the ones in the Crab and Vela supernova remnants."
The Chandra X-ray Observatory has found an unexpected peculiarity shared by the young pulsars in the Crab and Vela supernova remnants. Both pulsars appear to be flying through space pole-on.
Famous pulsars, including those in the Crab and Vela supernova remnants, have also been seen and were more or less expected.