- a sails-shaped constellation in the southern hemisphere near Carina
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English name: The Sails. Genitive name: Velorum. Visibility: Never visible from the UK. See TABLE 20: THE CONSTELLATIONS.
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Plural of velum. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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a constellation in the southern hemisphere between Carina and Pyxis; `because of its configuration Vela is sometimes called `the Sails``
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any of a series of 12 unmanned U.S. reconnaissance satellites developed to detect radiation from nuclear explosions in the Earth`s atmosphere. ...
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Vela was the name of a group of satellites developed as the Vela Hotel element of Project Vela by the United States to monitor compliance with the 1963 Partial Test Ban Treaty by the Soviet Union, and other nuclear-capable states. Vela is short for velador, meaning "watchman" in Spanish. Vela started out as a small budget resear
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==Notable features== ===Stars=== The brightest star in the constellation, γ Velorum, is a bright 1.75m supergiant star. The star is actually quintuple, and the primary component is famous for being the brightest Wolf–Rayet star in the sky. γ Velorum is also sometimes called Regor. κ Velorum is also called Markeb. ===Fal
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(abbr. Vel, gen. Velorum)
The Sails; a constellation of the southern hemisphere that together with Carina, Puppis, and Pyxis, formed Argo Navis. Vela lies west of Centaurus and north and east of Carina, and occupies a region of sky extremely rich in star fields. See below for de...
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A series of spacecraft designed to monitor world-wide compliance with the 1963 nuclear test ban treaty (Vela is Spanish for “watchman”). The Vela satellites were launched in pairs into high altitude orbits to detect possible nuclear explosions on Earth and in s...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: vē′lă Definitions: 1. Plural of velum.
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Bright constellation of the southern hemisphere near Carina, represented as the sails of a ship. It contains large wisps of gas – called the Gum nebula after its discoverer, the Australian astronomer Colin Gum (1924–1960) – believed to be the remains of one or more supernovae. Vela also contains the second optical pulsar (a pulsar th...
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[Ilidža – Sarajevo]
Vela (Ilidža - Sarajevo) is a village in Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to the 1991 census, the village is located in the municipality of Ilidža. ...
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