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XMM-Newton slew survey of the Vela supernova remnant
- Title XMM-Newton slew survey of the Vela supernova remnant
- Released 03/05/2006 2:17 pm
- Copyright ESA/ROSAT
In its on-going slew survey of the sky, XMM-Newton is able to map with high efficiency very large sky features. Among these, is the 20 000 year-old Vela supernova remnant (right) - occupying a sky area 150 times larger than the full moon. This object is compared here with an image previously taken by the former ROSAT mission (left).