"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean... Recently, we've managed to wade a little way out, and the water seems inviting." - Carl Sagan
Vela supernova remnant - The wave
The Vela Supernova Remnant is one of the best examples of the aftermath of a supernova explosion: the violent death of a star many times more massive than the sun which took place over 10,000 years ago. Pictured above a delicate wisp in the southern part of the remnant.
Image credit & copyright: Marco Lorenzi/ Warrumbungle Observatory