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Spectacular journey in nebulas

Video of the Pencil Nebula

   Category: nebulas
Updated October 12, 2013
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The Pencil Nebula or NGC 2736 is part of the rest of the Vela supernova, it is located near the Vela Pulsar in the Vela constellation. The Vela pulsar or vela or the Pulsar PSR B0833-45 is a young pulsar located 959 light years from Earth. The linear appearance pencil-shaped nebula that gave it its popular name. This nebula was formed from a portion of the shock wave of the explosion of the Vela supernova. The Pencil Nebula travels at about 644,000 km / h. On 1 March 1835, John Herschel discovered this object at the Cape of Good Hope, and was described as an extraordinary ray, long and narrow with very low light. The study of radiation in this region (1958) identified three radio sources: Vela-X, Vela-Y and Vela-Z. The Vela supernova is surrounded by clouds of gas were ejected from the dying star, there are about 11 000 years.

nota: For over thirty years, the Vela pulsar has been the most highly stressed pulsar. Since a younger were discovered twenty others, all are in the southern sky.
 
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Video: Dazzling trip to the Pencil Nebula. This trip just a minute, we sent down the center of the Pencil Nebula, in dense clouds of gas and dust. This video starts with a wide-field view of the spectacular southern part of the Milky Way. Its applied gradually over a large area in the form of glowing gas bubble in the constellation Vela. It is the Vela supernova, gas clouds were ejected from a dying star in a huge explosion there about 11,000 years. The final detailed view from the camera Wide Field Imager on the MPG / ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory ESO in Chile. credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: Disasterpeace

 
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