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North Polar Spur

North Polar Spur

Image credit: Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (MPE)

The North Polar Spur - perhaps the most spectacular coherent structure in the soft X-ray sky - has been completely mapped for the first time at high resolution in the ROSAT/PSPC survey. The North Polar Spur is part of a hot interstellar bubble created by winds of young, hot stars and several supernova explosions.

Curator: Michael Arida (SP Sys); arida@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov
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