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Animations of Vela Pulsar Jet
Vela Pulsar Jet Animation
Chandra X-ray Movie of Vela Pulsar Jet
QuickTime MPEG This sequence starts with Chandra's wide-field of the region around the Vela Pulsar Jet. The view then zooms into the area covered by Chandra during a series of 13 observations taken over about two and a half years. This movie led astronomers to discover an outer jet shooting out ahead of the moving pulsar. The most striking feature of the jet is its variability, changing both its shape and brightness. Meanwhile, bright blobs are seen moving along the jet with surprising velocities -- at about half of the speed of light.
[Run Time: 1:16]
Wide-field: NASA/CXC/SAO
Animation: NASA/CXC/Penn State/G.Pavlov et al.

Interview Segments with George Pavlov
Interview Segments with George Pavlov
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Dr. George Pavlov, professor at Penn State University, led the team that produced the new Chandra movie of Vela. In these interview segments, Dr. Pavlov discusses the significance of these new findings.
[Run Time: 2:18]
(Credit: NASA/CXC/A.Hobart)

Vela Pulsar Jet Animation
Chandra Spacecraft Animation
QuickTime MPEG In this artist's conception, the Chandra X-ray Observatory is seen in its orbit around the Earth. As one of NASA's "Great Observatories," Chandra can capture X-ray images and measure spectra of X-ray sources from multimillion-degree gases to learn more about black holes and other high-energy cosmic phenomena.
[Run Time: 1:03]
Animation: NASA/CXC/A.Hobart

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