X-ray view of the surroundings of a hidden neutron star in the Small Magellanic Cloud

This archival image from the NASA Chandra X-Ray Observatory shows how an elusive missing object was found amid a complex tangle of gaseous filaments in one of our nearest neighbouring galaxies, the Small Magellanic Cloud.

The supernova remnant 1E 0102.2-7219 shows up dramatically, but when combined with MUSE data, the blue dot just below centre proves to be an isolated neutron star with a weak magnetic field, the first identified outside the Milky Way.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO/NASA

Um myndina

Auðkenni:eso1810d
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Apr 5, 2018, 17:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1810
Stærð:900 x 906 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:1E 0102.2-7219
Tegund:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star
Constellation:Tucana
Flokkur:Stars

Myndasnið

Stór JPEG
104,5 KB

Þysjanleg


Bakgrunnsmynd

1024x768
115,8 KB
1280x1024
163,8 KB
1600x1200
226,8 KB
1920x1200
276,0 KB
2048x1536
328,5 KB

Hnit

Position (RA):1 4 2.06
Position (Dec):-72° 1' 53.92"
Field of view:1.18 x 1.19 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.3° vinstri frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Röntgen
2.0-7.0 keV
0.398 nmChandra X-ray Observatory
ACIS
Röntgen
1.2-2.0 keV
0.826 nmChandra X-ray Observatory
ACIS
Röntgen
0.5-1.2 keV
1.75 nmChandra X-ray Observatory
ACIS

 

Sjá einnig