Vela Supernova Remnant

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Image from Steve Bowers

Supernova remnant some 800 light years from Sol. This nebula is the remnant of a supernova that exploded about 10,000 years B.T. The Vela Supernova Remnant is near the centre of a much older nebula, the Gum Nebula (Gum 12) which is itself the remnant of a supernova.

Location of Swallowflight and the Vela Immunity.

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    The expanding and cooling shell of gas and dust that is visible for thousands of years after a supernova. After a few tens of thousands of years supernova remnants mix with the interstellar medium and dissipate.
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 12 December 2001.