The Tumultuous Heart of Our Galaxy

X-ray view of the Galactic Centre EU--(ENEWSPF)--20 August 2015.  This new image of powerful remnants of dead stars and their mighty action on the surrounding gas from ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory reveals some of the most intense processes taking place at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way.

The bright, point-like sources that stand out across the image trace binary stellar systems in which one of the stars has reached the end of its life, evolving into . . .

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