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Vela supernova remnant

(SNR G263.9-03.3)
(nearby supernova remnant)

The Vela supernova remnant (or Pup A) is a supernova remnant about 800 light-years away for a supernova that would have become visible to Earth about 12,000 years ago. It is one of the nearest know SN remnants and is very bright in X-rays. I believe the first noting of it was that of a nebula that forms part of it labeled NGC 2736 or the Pencil Nebula.


(supernova remnant,X-ray)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vela_Supernova_Remnant
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~0200pc800lyVela supernova remnant
Coordinates:Vela supernova remnant
J083520.66-451035.2

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