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Vela Supernova Remnant

ROSAT PSPC image (14° × 14°) of the Vela supernova remnant, which is about 1,500 light years far away. With the six objects (labelled A - F) for the first time individual gas fragments were discovered from an explosion of a star. These projectiles moving with the speed of sound have overtaken the almost spheric symmetrical explosion shock wave. The border of the emission regions A, B, D, and E is to a high degree symmetric in respect to their center lines, which intersect between the remnant's centre and the present pulsar position.

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ROSAT (Röntgensatellit) 1996
Images from the X-ray sky with the ROSAT telescope · All rights reserved:
© Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Postfach 1603, 85740 Garching, Germany.
The X-ray images are produced by the SASS/EXSAS software MPE, ESO-MIDAS.
The ROSAT project is managed by the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Germany on behalf of the Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie (BMBF).


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