The Variable Jet of the Vela Pulsar

  title={The Variable Jet of the Vela Pulsar},
  author={George G. Pavlov and Marcus Alton Teter and Oleg Kargaltsev and Divas Sanwal},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Observations of the Vela pulsar-wind nebula (PWN) with the Chandra X-ray Observatory have revealed a complex, variable PWN structure, including inner and outer arcs, a jet in the direction of the pulsar’s proper motion, and a counter-jet in the opposite direction, embedded in diffuse nebular emission. The jet consists of a bright, 8 ′′ -long inner jet, between the pulsar and the outer arc, and a dim, curved outer jet that extends up to ∼ 100 ′′ in approximately the same direction. From the… 
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