Vela Supernova Remnant
The Vela Supernova Remnant now spans about 55 light-years from the site of the explosion. At a distance of only 815±98 light-years it is one of the closest supernova remnants to the Sun – so close that sprawls across more than 5° of the sky.
It lies within the more extensive and much older Gum Nebula. At its heart is the Vela Pulsar. A small portion of the Vela Supernova Remnant is known as the Pencil Nebula (NGC 2736).
Related category• NEBULAE AND STAR CLUSTERS
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