Gum Nebula

Gum 12:Very large, diffuse Middle Regions Nebula

Gum Nebula
Image from Steve Bowers
The Gum Nebula (enhanced image); the brighter central region is the Vela Supernova remnant
Extensive emission nebula in Vela and Puppis, 1100 light years in diameter and 450 ly from Sol at the closest point. The Gum Nebula is so large and diffuse it is hard to distinguish without enhanced sensors.

This nebula formed more than a million years ago after a supernova event, and contains two smaller and younger supernova remnants, including the Vela Supernova Remnant.

This nebula extends from Sophic League territory into Non-Coercive Zone territory, and includes enclaves of Diamond Network territory, many Stellar Umma worlds, and the Vela Immunity.

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Text by Steve Bowers
Initially published on 09 April 2011.