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  Vela Constellation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The constellations now known as Carina (the Keel), Puppis (the Stern), Pyxis (Compass), and Vela (the Sails) all belonged to a gigantic constellation called Argo.
Officially known as NGC 2736, the Pencil Nebula is part of the huge Vela supernova remnant, located in the southern constellation Vela.
As the Vela supernova remnant expands, the speed of its moving filaments, such as the Pencil Nebula, decreases.
home.xtra.co.nz /hosts/Wingmakers/Vela.html   (1842 words)

 Vela (constellation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vela (IPA: /ˈviːlə/, Latin: sails) is a southern constellation, one of the four parts into which Argo Navis was split (the others being Carina, Puppis and Pyxis).
Of the deep sky objects of interest in Vela is a planetary nebula known as the Eight-Burst nebula.
However, Vela is one of the three constellations that used to form the former constellation of Argo Navis, the ship of the Argonauts, of which Vela happens to be the sail.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vela_(constellation)   (407 words)

 Constellation Vela
Vela is one of the three constellations that use to form the huge constellation Argo Navis, the ship of the Argonauts.
The constellation Argo Navis is said to have been created because these stars skimmed the southern horizon, or sea, as seen from Greece.
Among the heroes were Hercules, Castor and Pollux (the Gemini Twins), Orpheus, the Singer-Hero (the constellation Lyra), Zetes and Calais (sons of the North Wind), Theseus, the hero who slew the Minotaur (the constellation Corona Borealis), and many others, including one woman, Atlanta, an excellent archer.
www.coldwater.k12.mi.us /lms/planetarium/myth/vela.html   (2710 words)

 Vela Aruba
The bordering municipalities are Santa Cruz da Graciosa in the island of Graciosa to the north and Calheta to the east on land.
Vela (Latin for ''sails'') is a southern constellation, one of the three parts into which Argo Navis was split.
Vela was the name of a group of satellites developed as the Vela Hotel element of Project Vela by the United States to monitor compliance with the 1963 Partial Test Ban Treaty by the Soviet Union, and other nuclear-capable states.
www.artistbooking.com /trips/214/vela-aruba.html   (983 words)

 Vela - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Vela (Latin, “the sails”), southern constellation located east of Centaurus and west of Puppis.
The vela is the first instrument to play; the others enter in turn.
- constellation in southern hemisphere: a constellation of the southern hemisphere
uk.encarta.msn.com /Vela.html   (95 words)

 Pyxis, mythology, history, characteristics and observations by telescope
It comprised of the old constellation Navis Argon, is one old constellation of the South hemisphere, that extended from Greater Dog (Canis Major) to the Cross of the South (Cru), and leaves from the Milky Way.
The constellation of Pyxis limits the north with the constellation of Hydra, to the east with Puppis, the south with the constellation of Vela and to the west with Antlia.
NGC 2818, stellar accumulation of magnitude 8.2 of 9' of diameter arc that is located to the south of the constellation of Vela closely together, is to 10,500 years Earth light, has a considered age of 990 million years.
www.mallorcaweb.net /masm/Pyx1.htm   (428 words)

 Vela   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Vela was originally part of the large constellation
When the International Astronomical Union officially defined the 88 constellations and their boundaries, they split Argo Navis into 4 parts: Carina (the keel), Vela (the sail), Puppis (the poop), and Pyxis (the compass).
Pam Eastlick has contributed a great description of Argo Navis and its associated constellations as seen from Guam.
www.astro.wisc.edu /~dolan/constellations/constellations/Vela.html   (59 words)

The constellation that commemorated that adventure is now broken up into three smaller constellations: Carina (the Keel), Puppis (the Stern) and Vela (the Sail).
Although Vela does not make much of a sight in the southern skies, it does have a number of notable objects, including the brightest Wolf-Rayet star, an optical pulsar, and a pulsating variable which is the prototype of an entire class of cepheids.
Vela has quite a few deep sky objects, but none could be described as outstanding.
www.dibonsmith.com /vel_con.htm   (1025 words)

 Divination: Astronomy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Vela - Constellation in the Southern Hemisphere in the Milky Way near Antila and Carina.
Virgo - Constellation in the region of the Celestial Equator near Leo and Libra.
Volans - Constellation in the polar region of the Southern Hemisphere near Carina and Dorado.
www.angelfire.com /pa/WoundedDove/astronomy.html   (749 words)

 Vela, a Constellation for March (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
This constellation was formerly part of the very large constellation Argo Narvis - the ship of the Jason and the Argonauts who sort the Golden Fleece, which was broken up in 1877 by Gould.
Vela lies in a part of the Milky Way rich in faint nebulosity, visible in long exposure photographs, known as the Gum Nebula, after the Australian astronomer Colin S. Gum, who drew attention to it in 1952.
It is an isolated easterly filament of the Vela supernova remnant.
www.rasnz.org.nz.cob-web.org:8888 /Stars/Vela.htm   (636 words)

 ROSAT Highlight - Vela SNR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The constellation Vela was scanned by the ROSAT X-ray telescope during the all-sky survey between October 1990 and January 1991.
The Vela pulsar PSR 0833-45, which powers a small surrounding synchrotron nebula is significantly offset by about 1.4° towards the west from the centre of the bright area, which led some authors to speculate about a non-association of the pulsar with the remnant or an unrealistically huge space velocity of the pulsar.
Outside the general Vela SNR boundary we have found in the ROSAT all-sky survey data such an excess emission of almost constant surface brightness in a circular area with a diameter of 20° and the center within the Vela SNR boundary.
wave.xray.mpe.mpg.de /rosat/publications/highlights/vela_snr   (1626 words)

 Crux - Slackerpedia Galactica
Crux, commonly known as the Southern Cross, is the smallest of the 88 modern constellations.
The constellation was considered part of Centaurus but the two were separated in the 16th century, it is unknown if the divorce was messy.
How ever one must be careful as some people often mistake the diamond shaped constellation Vela for the kite shaped Crux.
www.slackerastronomy.org /slackerpedia/index.php/Crux   (94 words)

 Discovery Of A Young Near-By Supernova Remnant
In soft X-rays the Vela region is dominated by a huge and bright supernova remnant, the Vela supernova remnant, with a diameter of almost 200 light years, which still continues to expand at supersonic speed.
When Dr. Aschenbach was analysing the Vela supernova remnant in a way differing from standard software routines developed for ROSAT, in particular by extracting only the highest energy photons accessible with ROSAT, the image of the Vela supernova remnant changed drastically.
For photon energies greater than 1300 electron volts the soft X-rays of the Vela supernova remnant had disappeared almost completely and a previously unknown, fairly circular emission region of about 2 degrees diameter, which is about four times the size of the full moon, emerged at the south-east corner of the Vela remnant (c.f.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/1998-11/M-DOAY-131198.php   (1364 words)

 Vela   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Vela is one part of the constellation formerly known as Argo Navis (along with Carina and Puppis).
The constellation is difficult to see from most of the United States.
Only those living in the southern part of the country will be able to spot any of the stars of the constellation.
www.pa.msu.edu /people/horvatin/Astronomy_Facts/constellation_pages/vela.htm   (70 words)

 SkyEye - Vela
Vela was devised in the 18th century by French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille when he split up the ancient constellation of Argo Navis, the ship.
Vela X-1 is one of the strongest x-ray sources in the sky.
Of average speed and brightness, the Puppid-Velids emanate from a radiant between the constellations of Puppis and Vela.
www.obliquity.com /skyeye/88const/vel.html   (147 words)

Vela is the sail part of a ship constellation, and the whole time this litter was being raised, the name Vela would conjure up the song "Sail On Sail On Sailor" by the Beach Boys - hence her name.
Vela is considered exotic looking by most who meet her and she has lovely floating movement.
She has a strong independent streak and runs like a demon in the field (she flunked several hunt tests due to the inability of her handler to even find her, but the bird planters and galleries near the bird field often had quite a show).
www.szizlin.com /OurVizslas/Vela.htm   (217 words)

 SPACE.com -- Shooting Neutron Star Creates 'Cosmic Crossbow'
The Vela pulsar in the new Chandra image is especially intriguing because it appears to be moving fast through the expanding cloud of stellar debris.
The strange structure produced by the complicated dynamics of the Vela pulsar are encouraging to scientists because they are reminiscent of the wild structure Chandra detected in the Crab Nebula last fall.
Astronomers say the Vela observation is important because it shows that the Crab system, in which the central pulsar seems to be moving at high velocities with respect to the rest of the supernova remnant, is not unique.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/astronomy/chandra_vela_000607.html   (769 words)

 The Official Graham Hancock Website: Forum
The square shape of the constellation matches well the shape of the fort walls [7].
The star Deneb-Kaitos is the constellation of Cetus, which has the form of a pair of triangles.
The corresponding monuments are the pair of hillocks, Udayagiri and Khandagiri.
www.grahamhancock.com /forum/DBhattacharya1.php?p=11   (444 words)

 Learn more about Vela in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Learn more about Vela in the online encyclopedia.
Vela satellites were a series of satellites launched by the United States to monitor nuclear testing.
This is a disambiguation page; that is, one that just points to other pages that might otherwise have the same name.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /v/ve/vela.html   (150 words)

 Stars and Constellations
They are Puppis the Poop, Vela the Sails, Pyxis the Compass, Carina the Keel, Volans the Flying Fish and Columba the Dove.
These six constellations are the dismembered parts of a much larger constellation outlined by the ancient Greeks.
The Vela supernova remnant, a large wispy filamentous nebula is all that remains of a star that blew itself into rather spectacular pieces about 12,000 years ago.
www.astro.wisc.edu /~dolan/constellations/extra/ArgoNavis.html   (1510 words)

 Vela Pulsar (PSR 0833-45)
A pulsar associated with the Vela Supernova Remnant and lying at a distance of about 1,500 light-years in the constellation Vela.
It is one of the youngest pulsars known and one of the few that has been detected at visible wavelengths.
In 1977, nine years of its discovery, it was seen to be flashing at visible wavelengths and thus became the second optical pulsar on record, after the Crab Pulsar.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/V/Vela_Pulsar.html   (200 words)

 AAVSO: The Myth of Carina
The constellation Carina was originally one part of the large constellation outlined by the ancient Greeks, the Great Ship Argo Navis.
Although many references call this constellation Vela the Sails, there appears to be only one sail.
Vela also contains many double and triple stars, several small star clusters and one of the most famous supernova remnants in the sky.
www.aavso.org /vstar/vsots/carinamyth.shtml   (702 words)

 Methuselah Lived How Long?
Brakenridge describes measurements that date the Vela supernova as having occurred sometime between 9300 and 6400 B. (A supernova is the cataclysmic explosion of a massive star; this one is called the Vela supernova because it occurred in the Vela constellation.) These dates fit well with the Biblical date for the Genesis Flood.
Further, the Vela supernova would have affected the upper atmosphere in such a way as to bring about a global cooling and would have damaged the ozone layer so as to increase ultraviolet by two to ten times.
The Vela supernova may have been the means God used to shorten man's life span from 900 years down to less than 120 years.
www.hope-of-israel.org /methusel.htm   (884 words)

 The Vela Supernova
At a distance of 1,300 light years from earth the Vela X pulsar is three to four times closer than the Crab Nebula.
The star burst was recorded by the Sumerians (as researched by Michanowsky) and coincides with the "date of creation" circa 4,000 B.C. It was recorded as the "giant star of the god Ea in the constellation of Vela of the god Ea."
Even archaic Egypt was to fall under the influence of Sumerian civilization of the Uruk period, three millenia before the beginning of the Common Era.
www.mystae.com /restricted/streams/vela/vela.html   (820 words)

 Constellation Vela   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
A quite large constellation of the southern hemisphere.
Together with Carina, Puppis and Pyxis Vela forms the ancient constellation of Argo Navis, the ship of the Argonauts.
The reason is that it has been part of a bigger constellation once, which brightest stars does not belong to Vela.
www.seds.org /Maps/Stars_en/Fig/vela.html   (326 words)

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