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Filaments of the Vela Supernova Remnant

The explosion is over, but the consequences continue. About eleven thousand years ago, a star in the constellation of Vela could be seen to explode, creating a strange point of light briefly visible to humans living near the beginning of recorded history. The outer layers of the star crashed into the interstellar medium, driving a shock wave that is still visible today. The featured image captures some of that filamentary and gigantic shock in visible light. As ...Read more

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19th March 2022 at 02:00
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8th February 2022 at 00:25
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17th January 2022 at 16:33
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16th January 2022 at 14:07
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6th January 2022 at 18:25
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5th January 2022 at 10:54
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4th January 2022 at 10:01
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3rd January 2022 at 12:12
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2nd January 2022 at 09:07
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1st January 2022 at 09:04
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31st December 2021 at 11:25
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30th December 2021 at 13:57
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29th December 2021 at 13:58
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28th December 2021 at 13:50
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27th December 2021 at 13:44
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26th December 2021 at 12:06
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25th December 2021 at 11:37
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