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Tuesday, 23 June 2020

New x-ray images map the universe in unprecedented detail

New x-ray images map the universe in unprecedented detail: German-Russian space telescope eRosita has scanned the skies to produce an intricate recording of the universe, made up of over 1 mn sources of x-rays, the BBC reports. The orbiting telescope has been scanning the skies since December, picking up black holes, stars, hot gas, and an assortment of cosmic activity. The map is in color to show what’s going on, with blues representing the highest levels of energy and reds the lowest. The band across the middle of the image represents the plane of our own Milky Way galaxy.

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