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Starburst galaxy M 83 as seen by XMM-Newton in X-rays


Minimum credit line: Image courtesy of Rosemary Willatt, Pedro Rodriguez (ESAC) and ESA. (for details, see Conditions of Use).
Credit: ESA/XMM-Newton, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

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The image shows the starburst galaxy M 83 as seen in the X-ray band by XMM-Newton's EPIC cameras. The image is false-coloured as follows: soft (0.2-0.8 keV) photons are shown in red, medium (0.8-1.5 keV) in green and hard (1.5-12 keV) in blue. The spiral structure and extended emission can be seen clearly in the lowest energy band and to a much lesser extent the medium band. See the associated article for the derived scientific results.

Investigator(s):  Mike Watson

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