View Full Version : Have a Cigar! New Observations of Messier 82

2009-Apr-08, 12:40 PM
ESA’s space-borne X-ray observatory, XMM-Newton, has carried out an exclusive, 50-plus-hour observation of the starburst galaxy Messier 82, for the ‘100 Hours of Astronomy’ cornerstone project for the International Year of Astronomy 2009.This first image shows bright knots in the plane of the galaxy, indicating a region of intense star formation, and emerging plumes of [...]

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