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More Images of Vela Pulsar
1
Image of Vela pulsar and a portion of the Vela Supernova remnant.

Chandra X-ray Observatory HRC image.
Scale: Image is 30 arcmin on a side. (1 arcmin = 0.2 light year at a distance of 800 light years)

(Credit: NASA/PSU/G. Pavlov et al.)


2
Vela Pulsar
Smoothed image of the central region. Arrow represents the direction of motion of the pulsar.

Chandra X-ray Observatory HRC image.
Scale: Image is 1 arcmin on a side. (1 arcmin = 0.2 light year at a distance of 800 light years)

(Credit: NASA/PSU/G. Pavlov et al.)


3
Vela Pulsar
Same as above, but a different color scheme. The colors represent X-ray intensities with white being the most intense, then red, orange, yellow and green.

Chandra X-ray Observatory HRC image
Scale: Image is 3.5 arcmin on a side. (1 arcmin = 0.2 light year at a distance of 800 light years)

(Credit: NASA/PSU/G. Pavlov et al.)

4
Raw HRC image of Vela pulsar.

Chandra X-ray Observatory HRC image
Scale: Image is 3 arcmin on a side. (1 arcmin = 0.2 light year at a distance of 800 light years)
(Credit: NASA/CXC/PSU/G. Pavlov et al.)


5
Crab Nebula and the Vela supernova remnants.
These images show the region of space around two rapidly rotating neutron stars in the Crab Nebula (left) and the Vela (right) supernova remnants. A magnetized, rapidly rotating neutron star produces electric voltages of several quadrillion volts. Particles are pulled off the neutron star and accelerated to speeds near the speed of light. A blizzard of electrons and anti-matter electrons, or positrons, is produced by these particles. The jets, and rings are thought to be caused by this process. The images have been scaled so that the ring structures will be in the right proportion to their actual size. The inner Crab ring is 1 light year in diameter; in Vela it is 0.1 light year.
(Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO; Right: NASA/PSU/G. Pavlov et al.)


6
Crab Nebula and Vela Supernova Remnants.
These images show the region of space around two rapidly rotating neutron stars in the Crab Nebula (left) and the Vela (right) supernova remnants. A magnetized, rapidly rotating neutron star produces electric voltages of several quadrillion volts. Particles are pulled off the neutron star and accelerated to speeds near the speed of light. A blizzard of electrons and anti-matter electrons, or positrons, is produced by these particles. The jets, and rings are thought to be caused by this process. The inner Crab ring is 1 light year in diameter; in Vela it is 0.1 light year.
(Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO; Right: NASA/PSU/G. Pavlov et al.)


7
Chandra X-ray Image with Scale Bar
Scale bar = 1 arcmin
(Credit: NASA/PSU/G.Pavlov et al. )


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