The Vela pulsar is watching you.
That's what it looks like in this amazing video from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory that shows the exploded neutron star spinning in space about 1,000 light years from Earth.
A neutron star forms when a huge star explodes. Vela formed more than 10,000 years ago, after a huge blast.
PopSci reports that the star is relatively small -- it measures just 12 miles across -- but "a thimble-full" of the star has the same mass as approximately six billion humans
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