Gum Nebula


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Gum Nebula

n
(Astronomy) astronomy a large, almost circular, emission nebula in the constellation Vela and Puppis. Thought to be the remains of a supernova explosion 1 million years ago, it is estimated to lie 1300 light years away
[C20: discovered by C. S. Gum (1924–60), Australian astronomer]
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The new research focuses on HH 46/47, the bipolar outflow from a protostar forming on the outskirts of the Gum Nebula, at about 1,400 light-years away.
Vela is the proud possessor of the great Gum Nebula, higher up against the slopes of the sail, appearing to be caught up in the various nebulae and star groups.
The Gum Nebula, named for Australian astronomer Colin Stanley Gum, who cataloged southern hydrogen-alpha clouds, is one of the closest supernova remnants.