Vela supernova remnant
(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.
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