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Space The Gum Nebula

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    NASA Astronomy Picture Of The Day
    The Gum Nebula


    DIV ALIGN=CENTERa href="http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0908/Vela_50mm_HaRGB_1000.jpg" onMouseOver="if (document.images) document.imagename1.src='image/0908/Vela_50mm_HaRGB_f88l.jpg';" onMouseOut="if (document.images) document.imagename1.src='image/0908/Vela_50mm_HaRGB_f88.jpg';" img SRC="http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0908/Vela_50mm_HaRGB_f88.jpg" name=imagename1 alt="See Explanation. Moving the cursor over the image will bring up an annotated version. Clicking on the image will bring up the highest resolution version available."/a /DIV DIV STYLE="max-width:40em"P P b The Gum Nebula /b br b Credit a href="http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/lib/about_apod.html#srapply"Copyright/a: /b a href="http://canopus.physik.uni-potsdam.de/~axm/astrophot.html"Axel Mellinger/a P p b Explanation: /b Named for Australian astronomer a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Stanley_Gum"Colin Stanley Gum/a (1924-1960), a href="http://www.southernskyphoto.com/southern_sky/ gum_nebula.htm"The Gum Nebula/a is so large and close it is actually hard to see. a href="http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap020217.html"In fact/a, we are only about 450 light-years from the front edge and 1,500 light-years from the back edge of this cosmic cloud of glowing hydrogen gas. Covered in a href="http://canopus.physik.uni-potsdam.de/~axm/ photo.cgi?Image=images/Vela_50mm_HaRGB_1000"this 41 degree-wide/a mosaic of a href="http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap051223.html"H-alpha/a images, the faint emission region is otherwise easy to lose against the background of Milky Way stars. The a href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/ nph-bib_query?bibcode=1993A%26A...280..231S"complex/a nebula is thought to be a a href="http://chandra.harvard.edu/xray_sources/ supernovas.html"supernova remnant/a over a million years old, a href="http://hawastsoc.org/deepsky/car/index.html#Myth"sprawling across/a the southern constellations Vela and Puppis. Sliding your cursor over this spectacular wide field view will reveal the location of objects embedded in The Gum Nebula, including the a href="http://www.aao.gov.au/images/captions/ uks002.html"Vela supernova remnant/a. p P script type="text/javascript" digg_url ='http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap090822.html'; digg_skin = 'compact'; /script script src="http://digg.com/tools/diggthis.js" type="text/javascript"/script /DIV
    (Via NASA)
     

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