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More Images of Vela Pulsar (Wide-Field View)
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Vela Pulsar with Arrow
The image shows a dramatic bow-like structure at the leading edge of the cloud, or nebula, embedded in the Vela supernova remnant. As indicated by the arrow, the jets point in the same direction as the motion of the pulsar. The swept-back appearance of the nebula is due to the motion of the pulsar through the supernova remnant.
(Credit: NASA/SAO/CXC)

Scale: Image is 3.5 arcmin on a side.

Vela Pulsar Close Up
This image is identical to one above minus the arrow.

Scale: Image is 3.5 arcmin on a side.

Vela Pulsar Composite
This composite image shows Chandra's wide-field view of the area around the Vela Pulsar (background) with an enhanced view of the pulsar and its wind nebula in the inset box.
(Credit: NASA/SAO/CXC)

Scale: Image is 30 arcmin; insert is 3.5 arcmin on a side.

Vela Pulsar Midrange
This view of Vela shows the extended region surrounding the central pulsar.
(Credit: NASA/SAO/CXC)

Chandra X-ray Image with Scale Bar

Scale bar = 3.5 arcmin
(Credit: NASA/SAO/CXC)

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