eROSITA X-Ray Telescope Captures Hot, Energetic Universe

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eROSITA X-Ray Telescope Captures Hot, Energetic Universe | Astronomy | Sci-News.com

 

A new all-sky image from the eROSITA X-ray telescope onboard the Spectrum-Roentgen-Gamma (SRG) space observatory contains over one million objects, about half of which are new to astronomers.

It shows the structure of hot gas in the Milky Way itself, and the circumgalactic medium, whose properties are key to understanding the formation history of our Galaxy.

It also reveals stars with strong, magnetically active hot coronae; binary stars containing neutron stars, black holes or white dwarfs; and spectacular supernova remnants in our own and other nearby galaxies such as the Magellanic Clouds.

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