Vela

[n] - a sails-shaped constellation in the southern hemisphere near Carina
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Vela

English name: The Sails. Genitive name: Velorum. Visibility: Never visible from the UK. See TABLE 20: THE CONSTELLATIONS.
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vela

Plural of velum. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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Vela

noun a constellation in the southern hemisphere between Carina and Pyxis; `because of its configuration Vela is sometimes called `the Sails``
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Vela

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

(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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Vela

(satellites) 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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vela

Type: Term Pronunciation: vē′lă Definitions: 1. Plural of velum.
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Vela

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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